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Articulation indicating soft or light note?
#2870571 07/19/19 08:35 AM
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Is there an articulation that means "play this note softly", or "play this note lightly"?
If not, how to notate this? Write a pp underneath the note, and then mf underneath the next note (or whatever the loudness was before the soft note)?


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Re: Articulation indicating soft or light note?
Animisha #2870582 07/19/19 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Animisha
Is there an articulation that means "play this note softly", or "play this note lightly"?
If not, how to notate this? Write a pp underneath the note, and then mf underneath the next note (or whatever the loudness was before the soft note)?

Yes, you can do that. Or emphasize that's what you really want by adding "subito" before the pp, if it's really sudden.


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