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Offline coolpianoman

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Janacek colon notation - help please
« on: September 27, 2020, 05:35:10 PM »
I am working on the barn owl has flown away by Janacek and the main challenge is getting the first bar which is often repeated sounding firm and fast. In my score the second note c sharp in the left hand is shown with 3:2 underneath and again on the second note in the right, which I assume must refer to timing as there is no fingering anywhere. I know how it should sound from recordings but what does this notation actually mean please? 

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Re: Janacek colon notation - help please
«Reply #1 on: September 27, 2020, 09:49:43 PM »
Can you post a photo of the part you are talking about? 

3:2 can be used as a way of clearly notating tuplets, meaning 3 in the time of 2.

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Re: Janacek colon notation - help please
«Reply #2 on: September 28, 2020, 08:08:06 AM »
I think that must be it - many thanks

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Re: Janacek colon notation - help please
«Reply #3 on: October 01, 2020, 02:03:07 PM »
I found a youtube performance with the score showing.

Unfortunately there is no 3 colon 2.  There are numerous 3s in this edition that clearly mark triplet figures, but these are also pretty obvious from the pattern.  There are also a number of 3s and 2s that are clearly fingering suggestions. 

Interesting piece though.  I hadn't heard this before, thanks. 
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Re: Janacek colon notation - help please
«Reply #4 on: October 04, 2020, 08:24:14 AM »
Glad you like the piece.  I love his operas but only recently discovered his piano works.  The whole in the mist opus is great but jolly tricky to play.