I have one or two questions about "divisi" that hopefully someone can help me with.
1. Lets say Vlns1 divides in two, do they have to be playing simple things like octaves, or is it ok to have them playing something like counterpoint in different rythms?
2. When it comes to performance time, are the players playing each of the divisi given separate sheets, or are the two parts of the divisi printed on the same staff?
3. Is it ok to have the section divide for as little as a bar?
4. I'm having a bit of difficulty understanding what this diagram from the course means.
String parts may be divided thus:
Could anyone help me understnd?
I realise my questions might be stupid (I have no idea if the are or not), but my excuse is that I have no musical training at all, except from what I have read myself from books and this website. So I figure I'll only be sure of things if I ask.
Thanks in advance,