Bass Trom glisses in Paganini "mute or no mute"

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Adamskied, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. Adamskied

    Adamskied Member

    Hi all.

    Just wanted all your opinions on this.

    Seen some play with a mute, some without, what should it be?
  2. stevetrom

    stevetrom Well-Known Member

    no mute last time (if my wine soaked memory is correct)

    make the pedals speak :)
  3. JimboFB

    JimboFB Active Member

    From memory its muted, i think! Arent the the 1st and 2nd trom parts playing glisses at the same time with mutes as well? Or is that a different part of the piece?
  4. baridis

    baridis Member

    Every time I've played it in the past, I've played it muted. It fits with the rest of the section who are playing connecting glissandi all the way up to the top C (if I remember rightly!)
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2011
  5. Adamskied

    Adamskied Member

    Hhhmmmmm.....still have no idea.

    1st and 2nd trom are muted and it's marked
    On the part but nothing for bass trom.

    What about the next peddle note? Is that
    still muted??????
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2011
  6. baridis

    baridis Member

    Pedal notes not muted.
  7. BassBoneMatt

    BassBoneMatt Member

    Pedals and glisses are marked muted on the part i've played.
    Don't play the pedal F's muted, surely a mis-print, doesn't sound right, never heard it muted either.
    Glisses are supposed to blend with tenors, to make one long gliss sound, not supposed to hear starts and ends of glisses if section plays well. So one long sound ascending. That's my understanding. Definitely straight muted.
  8. MajorMorgan

    MajorMorgan Member

    Yep I agree - the effect is one continuous glissando across the 3 instruments so definitely muted. Then quickly open for the next pedal F.