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Discussion in 'The Double-Reed Family: General Discussion' started by Jan Harris, Nov 25, 2017.

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  1. Jan Harris

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    saxhound Moderator Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    Welcome Jan. If you have a moment, tell us a little bit more about yourself here.

    We have a couple folks here that play bassoon / double reeds, so hopefully they will chime in.
     
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    Not sure about the bassoon coverage but why write 32nd notes at 40 bpm rather than using 16th notes at a faster pace, say 60 bpm? I am not a composer, but as a player I have often wondered about this. Thanks.
     
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    Consider it a test of your eyesight.
     
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    Thanks Gandalfe - I hadn't thought that this might be an issue. I guess I could rescore the piece in 4/2 instead of its current 4/4; I didn't think I needed to change the initial time signature when I got to these 32nds.

    Do you think I should? Perhaps if others agree...

    Always thought the 2nd movement of Beethoven's 5th symphony looked a little awkward with its 32nds in 3/8.
     
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    Actually, I just wondered about that. Got paid to play a piece from a new arranger this summer. He changed the time signature every two or three measures and used a lot of hits that were not intuitive. A hard piece to read and even harder to listen to. I wanted to tell him that music didn't have to be that hard to be good. But I didn't know him well enough. Plus he paid the sax quartet $200 to perform the piece at his school. So there's that ...
     
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    Helen Content Expert Saxophones Staff Member Administrator

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    Someone know where Merlin is? Since he is our resident bassoon expert.... I'm haven't seen him in a bit, and I haven't figured out how to ping someone using the new forum software yet.... Sad, I know.... :confused:
     
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    Helen Content Expert Saxophones Staff Member Administrator

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    I likely would have told him after the cheque cleared.

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    Jan, here's an example of playing very fast without making the notes 32nd notes:


    Helen, I'll ping Merlin and see if he can peek in.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    The @ symbol and a username, like @Helen.
     
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    The one you used to register, yes. Mind you, I have 9 e-mail addresses, counting work. I don't check my e-mail as often as I used to.
     

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