Slow melody rules

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by Mujician, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Mujician

    Mujician Member

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    Having never done a slow melody before I was just wondering what the inherent rules are? Does it have to be a slow piece of music or can it be a traditionally fast piece but played slowly? Does it have to have a certain number of BPM?
     
  2. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

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    you'd really need to check the rules for specific contests for any directions/exclusions, but as a general rule of thumb I'd stick to 'proper' slow tunes - most people expect to hear music played at the speeds the composers intended!
     
  3. Ianroberts

    Ianroberts Well-Known Member

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    Thats so funny !
     
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    jockinafrock Active Member

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  5. simonium

    simonium Member

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    My sure-fire way to avoid at least one major criticism is to choose a piece composed specifically for brass, that way, if you enter a general music festival and the adjudicator is a piano player, string player or vocalist, they cannot level the obvious ones of "you need to learn the words", "phrase it like a string player" at you. :)
     
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