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The Music Room => Composing and Performing => Topic started by: orange on July 26, 2007, 12:29:15 AM

Title: About musical marks
Post by: orange on July 26, 2007, 12:29:15 AM
I'm writing a new piece and I came to one smaller problem. When I write 'rubato' somewhere in a piece(for a period of one bar), do I need to write 'A tempo' when I want to be end of 'rubato'?
Title: Re: About musical marks
Post by: The Mad Hatter on July 26, 2007, 12:48:45 AM
I'd say it's probably fairly clear that you don't want rubato for the next bar.

Still, senza rubato or senza espressione (if the latter is what you want) should do the trick. Or, if you don't object to English, In strict time would be fine, too.
Title: Re: About musical marks
Post by: lukeottevanger on July 26, 2007, 02:56:13 AM
...or, simply and clearly, a line, dotted or not, extending from the word 'rubato' over the music to which it apples (like an 8va sign, for instance)
Title: Re: About musical marks
Post by: Larry Rinkel on July 26, 2007, 06:12:37 AM
Or write "giusto" when you want strict time to resume. "A tempo" would imply a tempo change.

Or, if context is clear enough, no mark may be needed.
Title: Re: About musical marks
Post by: orange on July 26, 2007, 02:48:49 PM
Thanks for your answers. You helped me a lot :)