Re: serengeti dreams
Posted by Do it on 1/9/2018, 7:00 pm, in reply to "serengeti dreams"
Kids loved playing it. Some things, not including percussion... |
Lots of unisons, so you get to work on that. Clarinets come in after the flutes in the throat tones, I think, so thatís stuff you get to work on. Flutes start the melody kinda low, so thereís that to work on.
Donít let the isolated/ accents 8th notes get clipped. Make sure the horns make the interval leaps in their little section.
I think CL/tpt have the melody/counter melody in octaves, so you get to work on tuning/balance with that.
Low brass can easily sound pinched and kinda gross on the crescendos near the end, so work on pretty sounds on those pitches and then work the crescendos once they can do it.
And please let the 8th notes at the end have some length and resonance to them. No clipping.
Breathe on the quarter rests, and push through all the half notes that start on count 2.
When the low brass have the isolated 8th note part, make sure we hear both down best and up beats; I had to fight them only playing the upper note with enough energy, and playing the bottom 8th note so soft you couldnít hear it.
This is all pretty straight forward stuff, and all these things translate into other pieces and harder literature in the future. My kids loved it due to the tempo, tonality, and the more rhythmic parts.
Good luck, and enjoy!
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