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#6
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.
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.
 

Gandalfe

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#7
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 ...
 

Helen

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#8
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:
 

Helen

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#9
... 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 ...
I likely would have told him after the cheque cleared.

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pete

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#12

pete

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#14
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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