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Old 10-25-2008, 01:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello MusicB, hope I'm putting this in the right area. I bought a new songbook for my saxophone, and came across a strange not I'd never seen before, and was wondering if someone could help me out.

The one in the attachments. Anybody have any ideas?

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Old 10-25-2008, 02:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Its an acciacatura, also known as a grace note. You play the small, struck through note very quickly just before you play the note thats full size after it.

think of it like playing a hemidemisemiquaver before a breve. YOu play one note as quickly as possible before the second. The difference is that the second note lands on its notated beat, as opposed to just after it.
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Old 10-25-2008, 03:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You beat me to it No seriously-good one. I was looking on the net for them but I don't know sht about reading music.

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Old 10-25-2008, 04:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the relpy's guys. That's great to know.
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