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    Lightbulb Articulations!

    I may be stupid but anyway...

    Can anyone direct me to a place where I can get information (and visual feedback if possible) about all the available articulations for intruments?
    In my finale, I don't even know what half the stuff does!

    Please help, I may be missing out on something good
    Regards Danial Zainali
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    Re: Articulations!

    Hello, Felixissimo

    I take it you're talking about GPO. The hard copy manual and the PDF version have the info you need. That PDF version should be in your program folder for Native Instruments.

    Randy B.
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    Re: Articulations!

    Felix,

    If you have Finale, in the Finale folder there are user manual pdf's, the one that is called "Articulations.pdf" has the names and what they do, starting on page 20.

    I have Finale 2007, the 2008 version may have it on a different page, i don't know.

    I thought there was also info about them in the Appendix.pdf, but at the moment i'm not seeing any.

    Hope that helps.
    David

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    Re: Articulations!

    If you mean that you don't know what staccato, marcato, legato or what an upbow or downbow marking means, or what a bend, fall or "doit" is and how they are notated then it may be time to get some private lessons.
    In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.

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    Re: Articulations!

    Hey Felix!

    Just go here:

    http://www.dolmetsch.com/musictheory21.htm

    This should answer most questions about articulations. A very good resource!

    Hope this helps.
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    Re: Articulations!

    Quote Originally Posted by Felixissimo
    I may be stupid but anyway...

    Can anyone direct me to a place where I can get information (and visual feedback if possible) about all the available articulations for intruments?
    In my finale, I don't even know what half the stuff does!

    Please help, I may be missing out on something good
    You certainly are missing out on something good.

    Use of articulations makes a huge difference and will transform your music. I would suggest a good basic booklet on rudiments of music as a starter. In fact there is a booklet here in the UK called .. er .. Rudiments of Music. It's an old publication but it still stands good. I'm sure there are later publications available.

    This will need some study as articulations have different emphasis according to tempo and style of music such as Baroque, Classical, Contemporary. A good theory tutor book should get you going.

    Good luck.
    Michael
    Patience is a virtue, sensitivity is a gift

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    Re: Articulations!

    Quote Originally Posted by reberclark
    If you mean that you don't know what staccato, marcato, legato or what an upbow or downbow marking means, or what a bend, fall or "doit" is and how they are notated then it may be time to get some private lessons.
    I said stupid, not BRAINDEAD

    Of course I'm familiar with the common articulations!
    But if I'm a bit more precise then..., what about these

    Regards Danial Zainali
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    Re: Articulations!

    Sorry - didn't mean to offend, but I didn't know what level of experience you had! My fault. I apologize.

    I know some of the artics you circled but not all of em:

    the // (marked "c") is a caesura (railroad tracks),
    number 44 is a legato accent,
    I believe 47, 48 and 49 are mallet indications,
    46 is a shofar,
    45 is a big grin,
    58 is useful during the waxing AND waning crescent moon,
    56 is a UFO reflected in water,
    and
    61 has to do with upper and lower body piercing.

    See? Simple!!!
    In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.

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    Re: Articulations!

    Personally, I really need to use more reflected UFO in my music...
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
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    Question Re: Articulations!

    You underlined not only UFOs but even something you may find around in music. For instance:
    - several tremolo (e.g. piano and strings)
    - a breath pause
    - some embelishments (grace note)
    - several special marcato combination (e.g. marcato appoggiato, or marcato staccato)
    - some double or triple tonguing for brass and winds
    - several other graphic marks for special technics of winds and brass (use of valves, keys and harmonics)

    Nothing impossible: look for articulations and special technics in Internet or in a University or Music School library, you will find all the info you need.

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