You are right Paul. I edited my response. I'm actually hearing the staccato note which comes previous to the fermata which interestingly is not indicated.Paul Cezanne wrote: ↑Thu May 02, 2019 3:54 pmI think it is fine there. Try playing that note and instead of counting to 4, count to 5. It gives a nice sense of drama and tension to the part which is immediately resolved when you resume playing.Christopher Langley wrote: ↑Thu May 02, 2019 3:49 pm
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.
Over here we sing the song in grade school.. But, maybe a little different than written. I find if I learned it one way it's next to impossible to reprogram. A worthless pursuit. So, I just play it the way I have always heard it!