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Viennese waltz rhythm
« on: June 17, 2011, 05:21:35 PM »
Hi all,

In most orchestras, when a waltz is played, those persons playing the offbeats (2 3) generally mimic the Viennese style; that is, beat 2 is anticipated slightly.

How can I indicate for them NOT to do this, but rather play it exactly as written?

My best guess is ritmico giusto. Any other ideas?
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Re: Viennese waltz rhythm
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2011, 06:03:42 PM »
"tempo giusto"

but to be honest, I wouldn't bother.
unless the group is actually playing a Viennese waltz, they are unlikely to apply the hesitation step to the rhythm simply because the music is in three.

if you really feel you must, add a footnote to the waltz-like section. other than that, it's overkill.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2011, 07:00:21 PM by Michel.R.E »
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