Minh-Man Nguyen wrote: ↑
Thu May 02, 2019 2:28 pm
I have some questions about symbol.
Hoping someone will explain for me.
1. What are the numbers and the upside-down bow with a dot insight?
2. Why do we play third string instead second string for note SI?
3. What is the hyphen?
Thank you very much!
The answers to most of your questions would mostly be answered by watching the video of Delcamp playing the piece and by looking at this:
https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/Append ... al_symbols
It's very good to think for yourself. That being said.. It's okay to ask too. We don't mind.
1)The numbers above the staff are keeping track of the bars. The 8 below the treble clef means we play up a full octave from what is written. If you don't quite know what this means. Don't worry.
That strange marking is called a fermata. Typically it means you can hold the note and extend it.. However in this situation it seems to involves cutting one of the notes short (staccato). If you use your ears you will hear it in the piece. I think maybe the fermata marking is a mistake on the score. To my ears it should be a staccato dot. Again, if you don't understand, don't worry. Just use your ears to immitate the piece.
*edit* to my ears there should be a staccato dot on the note before the one with the fermata. And the fermata is fine. I just don't personally extend this note when I play it.
2) Different tone. Different mechanics. Allows vibrato. You can play it where you want, But it will change the tone some. And you can't vibrato an open note. (Easily)
3) Vibrato! (Watch the video)
Cheers. Keep paying such close attention and you will do well.
I just recommend paying more attention to the videos and less to the sheet music and markings.. Probabaly the opposite of what most would say. So, take my advice for what it is.. I'm no expert. I only know the videos really help me immensely. Maybe more than the sheet. Others will feel differently.
Lions don't lose sleep over the opinions of sheep.