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Sibelius symphony #2 - refrain..

Discussion in 'Music [DB]' started by Andy Mopley, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. Andy Mopley

    Andy Mopley

    Sep 24, 2011
    Hi all

    I am working through this, and I understand that watching the conductor is essential to understanding tempo variations within the piece. However, at home, DB score in hand, I am having trouble following the DB part, for example in first movement, from bars 36 to double bar (just before the pizzicato), I don't seem to be able to understand how fast the piece actually moves..Are there any general tips )or sepcific to this piece) anyone recommends?

    Thanks for reading!
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I have a few recordings of this symphony on CD - not that I'm really qualified to offer advice on this subject, but wouldn't listening to how some great orchestras/conductors play this piece, help?
  3. Don Higdon

    Don Higdon In Memoriam

    Dec 11, 1999
    Princeton Junction, NJ
    Try to get a look at the full score so you can see what else is going on compared to the bass part.
  4. Andy Mopley

    Andy Mopley

    Sep 24, 2011
    OK, thanks, I'll try the full score, should have thought of that before!!

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