expression mark


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expression mark

n
(Classical Music) one of a set of musical directions, usually in Italian, indicating how a piece or passage is to be performed
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Guts provides listeners with a chance to marvel at the range of musical expression Mark Dresser can coax from the double bass, aided by unconventional amplification and a wide array of extended techniques.
Gunn exhaustively explores each possible affekt and how it is connected to and influenced by formal structure, harmonic function, key, technique, rhythm, dynamics, expression marks, articulation, ornaments, the damper pedal and tempo.
Some of the concepts taught include posture, hand position, counting quarter, half, whole, eighth notes and rests, note reading with pre-staff notation and note reading on the grand staff, dynamics and expression marks, legato, staccato, and slur phrasing, and use of the damper pedal.
Except for a very few cases, editorial emendations concern mainly expression marks, slurs, and accidentals; those not included in the critical notes are shown in brackets, although there are entire movements without any of them, or with just a couple.
Schubert writes expression marks in the piano part while the instrument plays alone.
7th [begin strikethrough]Light[end strikethrough] is an actual music score, but rather than composing it with the usual crochets and expression marks, Chan uses bits of torn black paper.
In a chapter on "Debussy and Expression," Nigel Simeone follows "clues" (101) that connect expression marks in Debussy's scores with passages in his correspondence and other writings, attempting thus to interpret the composer's "search for a precise musical evocation of an imprecise image" (103) and hence his ties to impressionism.