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there's a flute run in Raiders March that i'm trying to figure out by listening to it. I have all of the notes (it's basically a C natural minor), but the rhythm is obscured. It goes from C to G (octave and a half) in the span of two beats. at first i thought it was even all the way through, but on a closer listening, it seems like it starts off less dense for the first beat and then gets more dense for the second, so it's like 16th notes that would then lead to a 7-let, but it's hard to tell even when i slow the music down because the run is pretty sloppy. which is fine, it's just a run, but i need to figure out what i think i want it to be, which may just be "play 11 notes over two beats as evenly as possible."


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May. 17th, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
"play 11 notes over two beats as evenly as possible."

that would be so hard to clean! each person would have a different impression on what that's actually supposed to be...

cut out some of the notes and just make it 16ths....at most, i would take out one note and make it 2 fivelets, but most high school kids have a real hard time understanding how to feel them.
May. 17th, 2010 08:46 pm (UTC)
in some respects, the cleanliness isn't important. it's just a flourish that goes from one part of the scale to another, if it's sloppy, that's fine so long as the effect is intact.

on the other hand, notating it that way could cause more problems then it's actually worth because the kids could be trying to spending a lot of time trying to figure out or cleaning something that doesn't really matter, so changing it to something simpler whilst retaining the effect is probably the better option.
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