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Offline getsiegs

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Chasse-neige Tremolos
« on: May 31, 2021, 12:52:13 AM »
Hey all,
I started reading through Chasse-neige yesterday and Iím curious about peopleís opinions about the tremolo accompaniment - how rhythmically accurate does it need to be? Obviously I should try to keep it pretty consistent and follow the number of subdivisions in each beat, but in some spots Iím not sure that it has to be 100% in time.

For example on the 5th page there are some 5vs6 subdivisions between hands. Iím always tempted to just wiggle my fingers however much I can between beats and focus more on the overall sound than keeping total rhythmic integrity all the time. Is it worth it to spend time perfectly ironing out every note on the page? Do you think it makes much of a difference in the end for the listener? Let me know any thoughts.

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Offline dw4rn

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Re: Chasse-neige Tremolos
«Reply #1 on: May 31, 2021, 01:58:55 PM »
I haven't played the piece, so I'm not sure if I'm entitled to an opinion... but for what it's worth: I would certainly try to play all the notes as written to begin with. But I doubt it would be worth it trying to iron out a perfect 5vs6 rhythmic subdivision.

I think it's good if one is able to hear the subdivision of the beat if one listens for it, even if it's that's not what most listeners will do. If you decide from the start to just 'wiggle your fingers however much you can', you risk ending up with something too thin or vague.


Offline anacrusis

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Re: Chasse-neige Tremolos
«Reply #2 on: May 31, 2021, 11:18:51 PM »
I don't think you need to iron it into a perfectly accurate 5 vs 6 rhythm. Play the right amount of notes and make sure the beats fit together. It all goes so fast anyways that no-one can tell if you are off by a hair between the beats. Those notes are supposed to be an atmospheric effect.