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    I’m certainly confused by this page. I think that I’m supposed to play measure 1-8, then 1-6, 9-18, then how do I finish?

    Can anyone help?

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    This is certainly a very loopy piece! But you play 1-8, repeat but skip measures 7 & 8 (or, as you say it, 1-6), then 9-18. D.C. al Fine basically means you go back to the beginning and then play till where it says Fine, so you would play measures 1-6, then skip to the second ending (as is the custom of D.C. al Fine... unless it specifies to repeat) 9 & 10.

    All together -

    1-8, 1-6, 9-18, 1-6, 9-10

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    Thank you, Chopin Fangirl! Apparently I guessed correctly, but it was truly just an educated guess.

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    Just wait until you encounter a Strauss waltz and try to figure out the roadmap!
    "It is surprising how easily one can become used to bad music" - F. Mendelssohn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chopin Fangirl View Post
    This is certainly a very loopy piece! But you play 1-8, repeat but skip measures 7 & 8 (or, as you say it, 1-6), then 9-18. D.C. al Fine basically means you go back to the beginning and then play till where it says Fine, so you would play measures 1-6, then skip to the second ending (as is the custom of D.C. al Fine... unless it specifies to repeat) 9 & 10.

    All together -

    1-8, 1-6, 9-18, 1-6, 9-10
    Technically correct . . . BUT . . . for many players this is an opportunity to "get it over with", and skip the 1st ending the second time around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbhaub View Post
    Just wait until you encounter a Strauss waltz and try to figure out the roadmap!
    You got that RIGHT!! And the waltzes by Waldteufel are just like Strauss'
    "Music in any generation is not what the public thinks of it but what the musicians make of it"....Virgil Thomson

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