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    OT - Wierd dynamics you've used

    What are some of the strange and "non-traditional" dynamics you've used.

    I've actually seen: rfl (really ~~~~~~~~~ loud), bttw (balls to the wall), rfs (really ~~~~~~~~~ soft), and blast.
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    Re: OT - Wierd dynamics you've used

    Hmm, interesting. How about, "Not limited to ear pain" or "beyond human hearing" or "so - lo they can't hear your mistakes"?
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    I once wrote a piece for a friend who plays trombone, and used the dynamic 'If you make the end of this note it wasn't loud enough!!!!'

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    Not used, but I plan to use "Hit it, guys.Now you have the change in your lifetime". Should Haydn have written this, when he composed that famous symphony with the Timpani Hit (don't know the exact term for it")?

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    Re: OT - Wierd dynamics you've used

    I was making a set a set of expressions. In Finale you can duplicate one and then edit the velocity. At first i was giving them crazy names like pianissimo and a half, but now i am keeping the original symbol and adding v and the number of new velocity, ppv30, for example, a softer pp than 36 but not as soft as ppp which comes as 23. Made one with five p's and gave it 01, I found that i would like to go ahead and make a set of every intermediate velocity, but first have to find out why it didn't save the ones i already made, it did for a while but now they're gone. These i didn't intend for a published score, just for the playback one.

    ffff has 126 for the velocity, so i guess you could crank that number way up for a whole bunch of f's, but i haven't tried it yet.

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    Re: OT - Wierd dynamics you've used

    I've always loved Grainger's terms for dynamics. "Louden" is one of my favorites.
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    "N" for "niente" or "nothing" is a good one.
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    I'm definately using the rfl and rfs dynamics on my next piece. I think it may be a concert piece too that I might try to get my school's band to play...

    I haven't ran into strange dynamics, but I've ran into something strange related to dynamics. Last year at County Band, I got a copy of a march with the following written on the back:

    p - Hard attack and then a very slow decay, like a piano
    pp - Two attakcs and then a rough decay, like two pianos
    ppp - Like three pianos
    mp - Maybe a piano, Maybe not
    mf - Motherf*****
    f - Loud and sustained, like you stubbed your toe and are shouting out f*** at the top of your lungs
    ff - Repeat f twice
    fff - Repeat f three times like you lost a large bet

    It kind of worries me about my fellow Bari Saxaphonists...

    Also, on a side note, I have run into a rather strange tempo marking in the song Viva Las Vegas this year during marching band (Tempo al King).
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    I used to have something of a reputation for playing the piano with rather extreme gusto at university. I remember a lesson where I had just learned the notes for Ginastera's 1st Piano Sonata. The last movement has a page marked fffff. So I played it through for my teacher, who simply sat there stunned, and eventually said, "Bloody hell!!!!!"

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    Re: OT - Wierd dynamics you've used

    Quote Originally Posted by reberclark
    I've always loved Grainger's terms for dynamics. "Louden" is one of my favorites.
    I really took his one instruction--SLACKEN OFF--to heart and adopted it as a lifestyle.

    Thanx, Percy!!
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