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Old 12-09-2018, 10:07 AM   #2
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Default Re: Odd/obsolete embellishments

Nothing systematic, but one point worth noting is that the modern distinction between melody note and gracenote is not always observed. In particular, the D gracenote of a grip was often written as a semiquaver, and sometimes it bears careful thinking about what the writer's intent might have been, and investigating different fingering possibilities.

I think some writers were more accurate than others in capturing what they actually did: for example, I think Gunn's book, though strange to our fingers at time is all playable musically in some sense. I've found Donald MacDonald's light music, at times, to be much more difficult to realise, even with the application of musical imagination!
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