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Clarinet Lessons: Schubert - Symphony #8, 2nd Movement

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In the Schubert Symphony solo,
we have to always look for good legato,
smooth transitions from note to note, and
good dynamic control for the morando.
The things that I would actually like
to be thinking about when we work on
a piece like this is how do we make sure
that what while we're trying to count and
make sure that we have a very good rhythm,
a rhythmic base,
how we make sure that it still
sounds like it's floating.
Well, we had to do the same
thing that we applied in
the Rachmaninoff second symphony,
and in the Beethoven which is,
try to get everything that we're
doing physically to be in sync.
So the important thing is to apply what
we were talking about in the Beethoven 6
symhony slow solo and the Rachmaninoff
symphony, so that then everything
that we're doing physically is in a cycle,
and then everything is synched.
So that we don't have to be thinking
just metronomically about the rhythm,
but we go with the flow.
And when we're processing this with
a metronome, again, try to get
the tapers and
the breathings to be in a complete groove,
so that way we will always
sound very natural.
Now, when we're dealing with
the diminuendo on the long C,
I would say that the best way to
try to think about that is this,
we have an accent on the C, and
then a crescendo, and the diminuendo.
I would say, once you get to
the high C with the accent,
just ignore the diminuendo because,
unless you are actually
pushing after that accent,
you will be getting a natural
diminuendo and, basically, what we're
try to do is to think in blocks, so la,do,
forte, mezzo.
It does a synth piano, and
then you do a drop to the pianissimo.
And that way, you will always
have a little bit of steps, so
that you can actually be effective
in showing the dynamic contrast.
So let me try to show you
how I try to practice.
That's why then we make sure
to get that pianissimo.
So it's loud, medium, and then we drop.
Let's try in the context.
So we have forte,
piano, pianissimo,
and that way, since we
are doing it in blocks,
we don't have to
really freak out about
the changes so much.
If you'd like to submit
this Schubert excerpt,
here's what I'm looking for.
True legato, smooth
transition from note to note,
and dynamic control.
Before you submit your video,
please make sure to watch the other
video exchanges on this excerpt, and
see what I have told the other students.
Once you have done that,
submit your video.
I'll take a look and
I'll give you some feedback.