Dots & Dashes: Articulation and Emphasis in Baroque Music
Hi everyone! Ever wondered how to make sense of articulation in Baroque music? Join the session to get some ideas to get you started. The livestream will also address viewer submissions, so make sure to think of a few passages you might like to get some input on and make sure to post those down below!
Looking forward to seeing you there,
‘Music as speech’ is one of the most quoted analogies to describe Baroque music. How does articulation help clarify our musical discourse? What’s the role of articulation and emphasis in dance movements? How does articulation affect our fingering decisions?
Join Emmanuel Sowicz for this livestream where he will present these questions and more through a variety of examples from the Baroque period. Don’t forget to submit your own passages in the dedicated forum for them to be reviewed during the livestream!
We are going to be using this thread to gather suggestions and questions!
- What questions do you have on this topic?
- Any particular area you would like me to focus on?
Forum questions will be answered first!
Hi, Emmanuel. These days I can´t attend the livestreams, so I must watch the recordings.
As always, you have done a great job . My question is: would you apply these concepts to other ages/authors? In my case, I feel comfortable doing it wether it´s Giuliani, Brouwer, or whatever.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
As I´ve being today rewiewing articulation for fugues 997 and 998, this (old) question has also come to my mind: say you have a motive and you want to articulate it in a certain way, but as it turns up in the piece, it´s not always possible to articulate it in the same way due to other voices making it very awkward. I think tablatures seem to suggest baroque musicians didn´t care very much, but for me it´s sometimes quite irritating. What´s your opinion?