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RE: Band parts - a newbie's view

From: Ralph Little
Subject: RE: Band parts - a newbie's view
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 10:04:58 +0100

Yup, I agree with all of that.

My statement regarding increase in tempo is from experience of it's use
rather than any implied meaning.
In brass band parts we often see it used as a mechanism to double pace
from common time (and feel of pace, with it being 2 beats per bar), but
it is usually accompanied by a qualifying tempo indication.

But you are quite correct, there is no explicit difference in pace.


...or see what I do in my spare time:

"Man who shoot off mouth... expect to lose face." 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Rogers [mailto:address@hidden 
> Sent: 28 July 2004 18:31
> To: Ralph Little
> Subject: Re: Band parts - a newbie's view
> On Jul 28, 2004, at 9:09 AM, Ralph Little wrote:
> > Cut-common is often found in band parts and effectively doubles the
> > pace, at least that is my interpretation.
> It all depends on the tempo markings, of course. It's quite 
> possible to 
> have a slow 2/2. The real difference is in the accents and the "feel" 
> of the music. 2/2 flows differently from 4/4 because there are fewer 
> beats (and therefore fewer accents) per bar.
> As far as whether one uses numbers or c-shaped symbols, I think that 
> the c-shaped symbols are traditional in certain types of music, but 
> that the numbers seem to have become standard practice in 
> modern music. 
> It would make sense to me for Lilypond to have choices like 
> use-numbers 
> or use-symbols. (And what about the circle-with-a-line that Bach uses 
> for 16/8 in the gigue of the E major keyboard partita? Is that in 
> Lilypond somewhere, or is it too obscure to include such things?)
> David

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