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Nov. 9th, 2006 | 05:08 pm
mood: confusedconfused
music: Into the Woods
posted by: starwoman in fsusingers

I am getting absolutely desperate.

One of the peices I'm singing in my lessons this semester is Lerchengesang by Brahms.

6/8 time has always been the bane of my existance, but I've learned to like it. Or at least count it. The peice is not only in 6/8 time, but its in CUT TIME. JOY! Um, no. For the entire first half of the song, I have triplets (in this awful 6/8 cut time) against a more straight rhythm that has nothing to do with me. This changes into a more straight rhythm for ME which COMPLETELY throws me off because I'd been pretending like I can count 6/8 cut time (because no one has yet to adequately explain how to do so against the piano part.) and then it randomly switches and THEN, four or five measures later, it changes back to this awful 6/8 cut time against the more or less straight piano. Its positively dreadful. Its a beautiful but VERY challenging peice of music.

My teacher keeps telling me to think in two (which doesn't make any sense to me whatsoever. I've been trying to think in three and its sortof worked, but then I get thrown off or lost.

If someone would be so kind to explain how this works (and I will gladly scan, zip, and e-mail the music so you can see what I'm talking about) I will be forever in your debt.

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grassisbleu

from: grassisbleu
date: Nov. 10th, 2006 12:49 am (UTC)
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Are you an FSU student? If you are, I am actually singing it in a recital tomorrow night in Lindsay at 8pm.

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Jenly

from: starwoman
date: Nov. 10th, 2006 01:06 am (UTC)
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Unfortunately not yet. I'd come out to hear, but I'm currently living in Daytona. How did you do it?

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grassisbleu

from: grassisbleu
date: Nov. 10th, 2006 06:25 am (UTC)
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you just have to feel the triplets. i find anticipating the beats works for me... if it sounds wrong, it's probably right

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Jenly

from: starwoman
date: Nov. 10th, 2006 06:58 am (UTC)
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So basically ignore the fact its in cut time?

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