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Offline rjmuk

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Notation Cunfusion
on: June 21, 2005, 11:52:22 PM
In Chopins first ballade when the big block chord theme comes in there is a strange sysmbol at the beggining of one the bars of accending octaves, its about the state and look like a little colored in "8". What does it mean? And how do you play it?

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Re: Notation Cunfusion
Reply #1 on: June 22, 2005, 12:05:27 AM
Are you thinking of a turn?
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Re: Notation Cunfusion
Reply #2 on: June 22, 2005, 12:10:11 AM
I don't know which edition you have.  I have Paderewski, and at tje beginnings of those runs there are mordent-type ornaments.  I have been playing a basic f#-g#-f# turn on the first one (measure 119), and g#-a#-g# on the second one at measure 123.  I have several recordings, and at least a couple of them do the exact same thing. 
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Re: Notation Cunfusion
Reply #3 on: June 22, 2005, 12:27:07 AM
Here is a good site, see if it can explain: https://www.dolmetsch.com/musictheory23.htm
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Offline c18cont

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Re: Notation Cunfusion
Reply #4 on: June 22, 2005, 02:43:30 PM
Take some time with ornamentation..

This may be put into your search eng. as is...it will come up with music sites, as that is the main use of the word in English...It gives a better grouping with the word music added, however.

John
 

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