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Topic: Grace note counting - La Serenade Interrompue  (Read 561 times)

Offline schrohil

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Grace note counting - La Serenade Interrompue
on: April 07, 2020, 03:05:23 AM
I'm learning Debussy's La Serranade Interrompue and have a question about the grace notes in measure 47. I'm just not sure how the notes fit together since the grace notes arent really counted. My initial attempt was to play the G of the grace note and C together, then grace note G#, then A C E together. This didn't sound quite right so I started playing them independently: grace note G, then C, then grace note G#, then A C E together.

Is there a correct way to play this?

Offline dw4rn

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Re: Grace note counting - La Serenade Interrompue
Reply #1 on: April 07, 2020, 11:56:29 AM
I'm assuming that you mean "A C E together", otherwise I'm not really sure I understand.

I think your initial idea was better.
When practicing slowly, I think it's best to do either that, or place both grace notes after right hand C. This way, the grace note clearly lead into the main note, which must be what Debussy intended.

Debussy wants this played "very fast", and if you listen to recordings, it's impossible to discern exactly where the grace notes are played in relation to the RH.

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Re: Grace note counting - La Serenade Interrompue
Reply #2 on: April 07, 2020, 02:06:35 PM
Yes, A C E together haha. That's what I get posting late at night. I corrected my initial post. Thank you for the suggestion.
 

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