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#2208018 - 01/04/14 12:06 PM Meaning of smaller-headed notes
omnia probans Offline
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Dear fellow learners,

I'm reading through Mozarts Romance from Eine kleine Nachtmusik arranged for two pianos (by John Wilson) and I came across these octaves of which the lower note's head is small. Does anyone know how they should be played? I'd be so greatful for an explanation!

Lissa

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#2208037 - 01/04/14 12:31 PM Re: Meaning of smaller-headed notes [Re: omnia probans]
anrpiano Offline
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Optional octave doubling of the base.

Considerations to use in deciding to play them or not would include but not limited to: how historically accurate you want to be (since this is already an arrangement this gets a bit complicated) Mozart most certainly used open octaves like this in his music, however the range of his instrument was less than ours; density of the sound, a modern instrument can make a lot of noise down there and easily drown out the higher notes, so if you use them be gentle; technical abilities, are you up to playing all of those octaves?

Just a few thoughts. Good luck.
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#2208067 - 01/04/14 12:52 PM Re: Meaning of smaller-headed notes [Re: omnia probans]
omnia probans Offline
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Thank you very much for your quick and illuminating answer! I'll try to get those octaves to sound as good as possible before I play them for my teacher and hopefully she won't have me leave them out smile

-Lissa

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