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Coolbedog
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Postby Coolbedog » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:13 am

Hi there,

I am preparing for Trinity grade 5, and looking at doing Etude no. 11 (en forme d'invention) by Jean-Maurice Mourat. There are a few styles and techniques I'm not too sure of in the piece.

"Stacc. metal"
allarg. -------------------- riten.

Can anybody help explain or describe these for me?

Thanks

Anastas
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Re: texture

Postby Anastas » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:41 pm

stacc. - detached
staccatissimo - a sharp
staccato - detached
allargando - slowing down

A good source for music terms is http://fluteinfo.com/dictionary/list.ph ... ry_related

Good luck with the exam:)

Anastas
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Re: texture

Postby Anastas » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:17 am

I think "metal"means that you should play with the right hand near to the bridge, where the sound can be described as metal.

I don't know about "riten". Is it possible to be "rit."? It makes sense.

Good luck,
Anastas

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Martin
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Re: texture

Postby Martin » Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:31 am

Allarg. = Allargando. "Getting slower, with an implication also of generally bigger tone" It literally means "getting broader"

Riten. = Ritenuto. Held back in tempo, ie played slower. Different from ritardando (rit.) which means getting gradually slower.
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