Woodwinds at spotlight

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Something similar happens with articulation as it does with rhythm. Players often have different ideas about staccato or tenuto, how to play an accent, etc. In addition, we must add the characteristics of each instrument, whether it is single or double reed, uses mouthpiece, or has a neck. In short, each instrument has a particular technique to play the different articulations, in some instruments are more difficult than others and our job is to try to unify and achieve unity in terms of the concept and the playing itself.

 

For this, we can use exercises with “imitations”, where a phrase with a certain articulation goes from one instrument to another in order to find the middle point where we can play it with the same intention, with the same sound quality and clarity.

 

The articulation is also related to the phrasing.