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Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: The Pook] #174269
03/06/08 04:34 AM
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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).

Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: twosleepy] #174278
03/06/08 10:39 AM
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Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: Faldage] #174284
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Re: Dramatic silence in music [Re: twosleepy] #174306
03/06/08 11:44 PM
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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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