Absolutely, if you enjoy it, go for it. I often play Bach in swing time. Prelude from BWV 998, can be a lot of fun, this way.wolfgang wrote:Can I play the 3rd part of Barrios Choro de Saudade in major with a swing? Well, I can, but should I?
Doesn't do it for me. In my opinion, this beautiful piece is downgraded to elevator music.ronjazz wrote:There's a video on youtube of Yamandu playing one of the Villa-Lobos choros (schottische, maybe) in swing time with a bass guitarist. It's very compelling, maybe the musical equivalent of Picasso's cubism.
Only dividing the crotchet into triplet quavers. If the rhythm is defined as swing, two consecutive quavers are read and played as the dotted quaver and semiquaver of a triplet. It's a convention, makes for easier reading. But apparently, back in the fifties, classical musicians found it so difficult to do that Leonard Bernstein had to write out the score of West Side Story in full.Luis_Br wrote:I don't know what you mean by swing. Is there a general concept?
I suspect he means the Gavotte Rococo, which is in the Gendai Edition. The 4 note motif starts the same, thereafter there are similarities but its not really the same theme. Such an arpeggio motif seems rather generic and surely its a coincidence.Luis_Br wrote: By the way, I've recently discovered from Fabio Zanon that Villa-Lobos schottish theme is from a piece by Ernest Shand.
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