Can you explain how you would bow these?
I found this in a Glazunov piece, and just wondered how you execute these examples.
In Ex1 and Ex1b I assume that the 3 notes are under a single bow stroke, with the 3rd note just cut short? Or, is it that the first 2 notes are under a single bow, and the 3rd note is under a change of bow directions, in which case why are the 3 notes under a slur?
In Ex 2 and Ex 2b we have a tied note, with a slur on the 2nd note. Does it indicate a change of direction on that 2nd note -ie the start of the slur. What is the difference between Ex2b and Ex 3?
This I don't understand - in Ex 4 what to the slurs mean, and why are they there? I've never seen this on a score before.
In my "old days" I interpreted all slurs as bowing indications. But I grew to appreciate that piano music is also slurred and there is really no such thing as a slur on such a percussive instrument. So now I interpret slurs as phrasing indicators and will bow them as I want to phrase them.
I think your 2 cents Andrew is more like several dollars. Spot on.
Don't put too much thought into those examples -- they're examples of inconsistent and incorrect notation.
thanks for clearing this up!
Andrew Victor, I found a thread from 2015 where you said you were using a Viola bow on the Violin? Is that still the case? I'm thinking of doing the same.
Jeffrey - not any longer. Now I use viola bows on violas and violin bows on violins.
"Regarding the staccato dot at the end of some slurs -- coming from a brass/woodwind background, staccato dots affect the END of the note they are over, not the start. So it's quite possible to do a traditional smooth slur to a note with a staccato dot, which simply tells the player to cut that last note short after you've started it. It does not mean to separate that staccato note from the previous note. "
Thanks Andrew, It's an electric Violin so I don't think all of the nuances would matter in my case anyway. I'm into avant garde, progressive rock/metal and experimental neo classical