Star Marking

Edited: February 22, 2018, 8:01 AM · Greetings,

Currently practicing Ravel’s Tzigane, and the star marking at the end of the first page, above the D in the grace note quintuplet really haunts me. I’ve never seen anything like it.
What do you guys think the meaning of it is? My best guess is Ravel wants the 4th beat to fall on that D. Such a realization does sound convincing, but why wouldn’t he have just written the rhythm out?
What do you guys think? Please help me, or I’ll die from obsessing over that mystery :p


Replies (5)

February 22, 2018, 9:00 AM · At the beginning of the score, it says 'Sul sol sin al segno,' which means stay on the G string until the star.
February 22, 2018, 9:07 AM · How's your Russian? I notice in the Muzyka violin/piano score it's explained at the top of the violin part. In fact just being able to read "IV" makes it pretty obvious - to be played sul G until the star marking!
February 22, 2018, 9:09 AM · Rats, beaten to the buzzer!
February 22, 2018, 12:56 PM · Oh yeah right, lol
February 22, 2018, 3:24 PM · Sounding great, Roman. Keep up the good work.

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