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Symbol and how to play

Discussion in 'Advanced Techniques' started by Koopyetz, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Hello forum members:

    I have attached portion of composition with symbol ( see arrow ) .

    Would someone please explain this symbol and how it should be played.

    Thank you for your help.

  2. called a turn
    typically note, note above, note, note below, note

    In that context,
    it's D E F# E D E
    Could be wrong, but all the turns are different, depends on where you're coming from, where you're going, how fast it is etc...
  3. tictactux

    tictactux Distinguished Member Distinguished Member

  4. Thank you both for your help.
  5. Merlin

    Merlin Content Expert/Moderator Staff Member CE/Moderator

    Grupetto is the Italian term.

    In this case, the # sign is below the turn, indicating that the notes should be D E D C# D E
  6. Merlin:

    Thank you also for your help.
  7. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

    Isn't that the guy with the puppet that wants to be a boy?

    (Sorry. Had to do it.). :)
  8. Pete:

    Thanks for the best laugh of the day!!!
  9. jbtsax

    jbtsax Distinguished Member Distinguished Member

    That's right, and he named him Piccolo.

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