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Topic: Jimbo's Lullaby  (Read 6627 times)

Offline pianowoman

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Jimbo's Lullaby
on: July 05, 2005, 09:26:58 PM
Hi!  I'm new here.  What a wealth of information here!  I will probably be consumed reading the back pages for most of the summer!

Anyway, I have a question about Jimbo's Lullayb from Debussy's Children's Corner Suite.  (I don't have a teacher at the moment).

First:  Measure 9.  what does ~les 2~ mean?  Does that mean to use the middle pedal?  (I do know how to use it.)

second:  measure 9 and following.  the second eigth note of beat 3.  How does one play stacatto and tied?? 

Third:  as above, measure 10 and following.  How does one play a half note (and tied) with a stacatto/tenuto?  (is the idea to just detach after the tie?)

(any other pitfalls in this piece that are not obvious??)

Thanks in advance for anyone's help!  I look forward to your answers!

Offline Floristan

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Re: Jimbo's Lullaby
Reply #1 on: July 05, 2005, 10:16:36 PM
Don't have the music in front of me so can only answer the most general question -- the slur above the staccato dot.  This is the "portato" indicator, and portato is a type of articulation about half way between staccato and legato.  If staccato is played at 15-25% of the actual note value, portato would be 50-75% of the actual note value (and legato would be 100%). 

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Re: Jimbo's Lullaby
Reply #2 on: July 06, 2005, 11:26:55 AM
Measure 9

Les 2 pedale

The two pedals *una corda and sustaining*
Fortune favours the musical.

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