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Ravel's orch. of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition"

Discussion in 'Music [DB]' started by jazzbassnerd, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. jazzbassnerd


    Aug 26, 2002
    I'm really excited because we're playing this piece here at school. Its really a blast to play. But, I have a question about one notation that is in the piece (I think this is the right forum).

    There is a spot when we have normally notated A (top line of the staff) but then it is tied to the same pitch but as a hollow diamond. The next bar is a "half note" tied to an "eighth note" but both of them are diamond shaped note head.

    I know this has something to do with harmonics but I'm not sure what. Thanks is advance and moderators please move this if its in the wrong forum.

    Thanks again.
  2. jallenbass

    jallenbass Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 17, 2005
    Bend, Oregon
    Play the A on the D string and then play the harmonic underneath it.
  3. jazzbassnerd


    Aug 26, 2002
    Thanks so much.