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  1. Music Theory
    There are two tenor clefs: one looks like the alto clef, but it leaves an empty space; the other uses the treble clef and (I think) marks the lower octave with an eight below the clef. There are two clefs for alto as well: one is the alto clef itself, while the other is simply a treble clef...
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    VI - Der Abschied Form Part 1 0:00~1:30 Introduction (C minor) 1:30~2:51 Recitative (C minor) 2:51~4:56 Closing (C minor/major) 4:56~8:43 Song (C/F major/minor) 8:43~10:03 Coda (F major/D minor) 10:03~11:30 Recitative (A minor) 11:30~12:34 Instrumental introduction (B-flat major)...
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    Understanding Das Lied von der Erde IV - Von der Schönheit Form 0:00~1:36 Introduction and first stanza (G major) 1:36~2:28 Second stanza (E major) 2:28~4:09 Onward rush (G major->C major->C minor->F major) 4:09~7:38 Final Stanza, coda (B-flat major->G major) Text and translation may be...
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    Understanding Das Lied von der Erde II. Der Einsame im Herbst Form 0:00~1:40 Introduction (D minor) 1:40~4:03 First Stanza (D minor->G minor->D minor) 4:03~5:15 Closing (G minor) 5:15~6:57 Second Stanza (D minor->D major) 6:57~9:06 Variation on introduction, climax (D minor->E-flat major)...
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    Understanding Das Lied von der Erde Introduction Composition Since the completion of his massive choral-orchestral Eighth Symphony in E-flat major, the most purely and unironically optimistic music Mahler ever wrote, several devastating blows had been dealt in his personal life. In 1907, his...
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    Understanding Mahler's Second Symphony Part 4: Urlicht and Finale IV. Urlicht (Primal Light) Text The poem Mahler used for his setting comes from the anthology of folk poetry Des Knaben Wunderhorn (although some of the poems were either significantly redacted or edited by the compilers). It...
  7. Strings
    I am a bassoonist and a viola player :) This obvs. means I have to read treble, alto, tenor and bass xD I struggle to read the tenor clef as I get it mixed up with the alto most of the time! any tips on helping read Mr Tenor??! (this can obvs apply to woodwind too! ) Thanks :p
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