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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000166.txt from 2001/04

From: Daniel Leeson <leeson0@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Evidence to support a performance practice
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 01:34:21 -0400

Some days, one just can't win.

Dan

rgarrett@-----.edu wrote:
>
> At 10:03 AM 4/9/01 -0700, you wrote:
> >Given four 8th notes to each 2/4 measure, the accent is on 2 and 4 which
> >is exactly where you would not expect it to be. And, strangely, the
> >place of those accents do not alter the fundament character of a march
> >with accents on 1 and 3.
> >
> >It's a wonderful tradition and you will find nothing written about it
> >except for either word of mouth or, as you so eloquently stated, "word
> >of pixel."
> >
> >Dan
>
> I suppose you will find many performance practices that exist today that
> receive no written confirmation - and could probably conclude many
> interesting things. However, you might also find no major controversy on
> if it should be or has ever been done that way in the past - as we continue
> to have in terms of vibrato. Therefore - I submit that the analogy which
> Dan graciously offers to demonstrate his point regarding vibrato vs.
> accents on notes should, as one of my favorite people has posted in the
> past, "win a prize for its irrelevancy."
>
> Best wishes,
> Roger Garrett
>
> Roger Garrett
> Clarinet Professor
> Director, Symphonic Winds
> Advisor, Recording Services
> Illinois Wesleyan University
> School of Music
> Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
> (309) 556-3268
>
> "A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes
> another's."
> Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825)
>
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