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#174269 - 03/05/08 11:34 PM Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: The Pook]
twosleepy Offline
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You guys are so funny!

Pook, I understood your point right away, and it is funny how that works. The diminutive applied to my handle is usually "two", so it actually is smaller...

You are all welcome to guess from where mine originates (desecration optional...)! ;0)

A pause in music is called, simply, a "rest". A rest of four bars (or longer), is called "longa", but you won't hear it used much (the term, that is).

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#174278 - 03/06/08 05:39 AM Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: twosleepy]
Faldage Offline
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Two Sleepy People
By dawn's early light,
And too much in love
To say, "Good night."

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#174284 - 03/06/08 08:39 AM Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: Faldage]
Jackie Offline

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#174306 - 03/06/08 06:44 PM Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: twosleepy]
Faldage Offline
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Originally Posted By: twosleepy


A pause in music is called, simply, a "rest". A rest of four bars (or longer), is called "longa", but you won't hear it used much (the term, that is).


But a rest is not necessarily a dramatic silence; it might apply only to one voice. The triangle part in Die Walküre, for example, is nothing but rests, a hyperlonga, if you will, but it hardly qualifies as a dramatic silence.

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