Priority: Tone or Musicality/Expression?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by 2007besson2052, Mar 14, 2007.


Tone or Musicality/Expression?

Poll closed Apr 11, 2007.
  1. Tone

  2. Musicality/Expression

  3. Don't know

    0 vote(s)
  1. 2007besson2052

    2007besson2052 Member

    Swindon, Wiltshire
    When preparing a solo section of a piece with brass band, what should a Youth Band (good Youth Band) soloist spend most of their time on?

    The tone that they are producing at every point of the solo or the expression and musicality?

    Obviously both is the answer, but what is MORE important?

  2. midwalesman

    midwalesman Member

    Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
    As you said, ideally it would be both. A bad tone and an unmusical performance gan detract easily. For me however a youth solo or solo section whatever should demonatrate an understanding of the music that they are playing. Butchering a piece by playing it in a Satchmo-esque style when its supposed to be a plain song or chant just show no regard to the music.

    A bad tone in places I could live with, boring or misunderstood interpretations linger longer on the memory.
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