chords - Harmonics - Philipp Dangas

„f > p  and  p < f - chords“ - Harmonics

„Form building harmony and instrumentation“ [ 4/4 ]

Harmonious processes can also be veiled if they go in a deep position. Especially where the instruments play in a close location. The tones that are essential for the harmonious process can merge in the blurred sound.

In summary, the following can be said for instrumentation. It can reaffirm those parts that make the sequence of harmonies appear conclusive.

In addition, the instrumentation can also disguise the harmonious process. Especially those places where the mediating components are not worn by the harmonious process itself.

3rd part of the article „Harmonics“ 1st part of the article „Form“

General information about „f > p  and  p < f - chords“

These chords are another way to adapt the dynamics according to the musical idea in conjunction with the instrumentation.

In one case where the wind players play a chord piano, z. B. briefly and strongly present him. In another case, the SF chord of the strings could be played at the end of a windinstruments chord.

„f > p  and  p < f - chords“ as part of „Symphonic World Music“

This instrumentation technology is the possibility of emphasizing, disguising or tightening the sound. Possible to make various highlights and the like possible through the instrumentation of blurred foritis plates.

„f > p  and  p < f - chords“ demonstrated as an example

Probably the best example of the instrumentation of f > p - chords in conjunction with instrumented dynamics. Because it is already designed in the composition. This creates conditions and requirements for an appropriate performance. This means that the quality of the orchestra and its individual musicians are secondary.

Notice: f [Italian: forte = „loud“], p [Italian: piano = „quiet“] und sf [Italian: sforzato = „emphasized“].

Now we come to the score section. In the first bar of the example, a forte is realized by the following instruments.

List of the tiny instruments of the 1 clock

In the second bar of the same example, a piano is realized and the following instruments are involved.

List of the vulnerable instruments of the 2 bar

The listing of the participating instruments makes it clear that 2 different instrument groups are responsible for the implementation of the f > p - chords.

Chords for the saggless transition from forte to piano

Graphics to display the amplitude can be enlarged. It is a reference sensitive [clickable].

The graphic representation of the amplitude (spreading the vibration) also makes the seamless transition between the forte and the piano visible. Because one group of instruments has been entrusted with the implementation of the forte and the other group of instruments with the piano.

The instrumentation fulfills its function. Possible weaknesses of the performance are excavated. In addition, the sound effect of the chords is influenced by the instrumentation of the dynamics.

Downloads for the [ Harmonics: „f > p  and  p < f - Chords“ ]

Music by Richard Wagner
Sound file for the score „Götterdämmerung“ 
Download size: 227 Kilobytes
PDF file for the score „Götterdämmerung“ 
Download–size: 96.3 Kilobytes

Note on the score with an example of [ f > p  and  p < f - chords ]

The graphic follows a scorer. Excerpt from the opera „Götterdämmerung“. Composition by Richard Wagner. An example of „f > p  and  p < f - chords“. Die Grafik kann zudem vergrößert werden. It is a reference sensitive [clickable].

Example of sound disguise Example of mold construction