Roberto Cipollina replied to Roberto Cipollina's discussion La venere for two flutes, oboe and cello
"Mike that's fantastic and exactly what I wanted to have. Thanks sooo much!!
You're right because sometimes I made the mistake to arrange all according to the library I can use for the instruments, as for example the flutter. I want as many people as…"
Jan 3, 2017
Mike Hewer replied to Roberto Cipollina's discussion La venere for two flutes, oboe and cello
"Hi Roberto,
A nice combination of instruments used here. What follows is just my 10 cents so please ignore it if you disagree, it is after all your music. I don't really comment on notes as such as they are  personal and none of my business, but I…"
Jan 2, 2017
Roberto Cipollina replied to Roberto Cipollina's discussion Need help for a Double bass-percussion part
"I intended this for "two pitch" that's why one on the top and the other on the sides.Maybe a 2 line stave for this part will do right, just to immedialtely make visible the distiction.Dave, I've seen using string instruments for percussions so many…"
Dec 29, 2016
Mike Hewer replied to Roberto Cipollina's discussion Need help for a Double bass-percussion part
"Hey Roberto, on reflection, what you've already got is sufficient, just do as Greg suggested. I think I complicated the issue there, so much for my Occams' Razor, where's that bloody sharpener.... Mike Hewer said:
actually I meant adding a 2 line…"
Dec 29, 2016
Mike Hewer replied to Roberto Cipollina's discussion Need help for a Double bass-percussion part
"good point, but I suspect tapping isn't going to be a problem, although if it was con sledgio Hammerare.
String players will sometimes have a cheap bow available for col legno as that can damage the finish on bows, which can be quite expensive in…"
Dec 29, 2016
Greg Brus replied to Roberto Cipollina's discussion Need help for a Double bass-percussion part
"All true."
Dec 29, 2016
Mike Hewer replied to Roberto Cipollina's discussion Need help for a Double bass-percussion part
"actually I meant adding a 2 line stave below the regular one. This helps make the distinction between regular and non regular playing. But to be honest, you could just use the x note heads on the regular stave, so long as it is explained…"
Dec 29, 2016
Greg Brus replied to Roberto Cipollina's discussion Need help for a Double bass-percussion part
"You can probably do just fine with not changing the staff (sometimes performers get confused when score suddenly starts looking weird).
However... from what I gathered from the picture you posted, you have one "pitch" for a knuckle hit, and another…"
Dec 29, 2016
Roberto Cipollina replied to Roberto Cipollina's discussion Need help for a Double bass-percussion part
"Ok, I'll do the 2 line stave!Thank you very much, you both were very helpful! Mike Hewer said:
just to clarify as it wasn't clear in my first post...use a stave consisting of 1 or 2 lines and not the usual 5. Or 2 single line staves with cross…"
Dec 29, 2016
Mike Hewer replied to Roberto Cipollina's discussion Need help for a Double bass-percussion part
"just to clarify as it wasn't clear in my first post...use a stave consisting of 1 or 2 lines and not the usual 5. Or 2 single line staves with cross beaming."
Dec 29, 2016
Mike Hewer replied to Roberto Cipollina's discussion Need help for a Double bass-percussion part
"Then use a 2 line stave, one for the thumb and one for the middle finger for precision in execution, with cross beaming. Roberto Cipollina said:
Mike thank you, so for this percussion part I only need to use the right hand with the knuckle of the…"
Dec 29, 2016
Roberto Cipollina replied to Roberto Cipollina's discussion Need help for a Double bass-percussion part
"Also every suggestion about the piece itself (with the post on the blog included) will be great!!"
Dec 28, 2016
Roberto Cipollina replied to Roberto Cipollina's discussion Need help for a Double bass-percussion part
"Mike thank you, so for this percussion part I only need to use the right hand with the knuckle of the thumb on the top and the tip of the middle finger on the sides.It's just a mezzoforte I specified that a couple bars before! Mike Hewer said:
Hi…"
Dec 28, 2016
Mike Hewer replied to Roberto Cipollina's discussion Need help for a Double bass-percussion part
"Hi Roberto,
The note head you've used is fine. 
As Dave indicated, you will need to indicate if the tapping is done by knuckles or hand palms, finger tips etc.
I would create a single stave below the bass part to indicate the tapping or perhaps even…"
Dec 28, 2016
Roberto Cipollina replied to Roberto Cipollina's discussion Need help for a Double bass-percussion part
"I wrote in italian that the percussions are played with the hands on the body (top and lateral part).I think i cannot write it right for my lack of english... Dave Dexter said:
Can you translate the notation below the percussion part? This is…"
Dec 28, 2016
Roberto Cipollina replied to Roberto Cipollina's discussion Romanza for bassoon and vibraphone, Roberto Cipollina
"Thank you Ingo, i don't know if you had the time to read my blog on this. There I worote that it started as a ringtone so, every point that you make is true but, I think, it's good for a short piece for a cellphone.Maybe later I will explore more…"
Dec 24, 2016
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