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Friday, May 29, 2009

Performance Tip #12

No. It is not okay to ignore con sordino.


David Knopp said...

I guess this requires some explanation. Con Sordino is an Italian marking that means the musicians should use a mute on their instrument. Some “musicians” think it’s okay to ignore this marking and say they’ll just play more quietly.

What they fail to realize is that a mute is about texture note volume. So to ignore it is completely stupid. Other than that, I have no opinion on the subject.

lady greenleaf said...

Yeek! You're a mind reader! I was just going to ask what you were talking about.