expression marks


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expression marks

- The collective term for musical directives, including tempo, volume, technique, phrasing, and mood.
See also related terms for technique.
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The song is lengthy; 218 measures of 3/8 meter, with extensive vocalise passages, but the paucity of expression marks or dynamics suggests that Debussy paid little attention to it after completing it.
'I have attempted to teach note-reading, time signature and expression marks, to give the basis of a sound technique and to encourage young pianists to express their musical ideas.
Rajendran, "Syndecan-1 (CD 138) surface expression marks cell type and differentiation in ameloblastoma, keratocystic odontogenic tumor, and dentigerous cyst," Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine, vol.
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.
(A young adult could use it to self-teach.) 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.
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.
As one would expect from such a fine musician, Howard's added expression marks are apt and convincing, while his own completion of the final page brings the work to a close with accomplished panache.
This freedom to explore the boundaries of narrative, character and expression marks all of Davis' writing and makes it truly original.