Thursday, May 8, 2008

How do I articulate this passage with pickup sixteenths?

I received this question by email today from Luciano Cassia:
dear Ms Perlove,
I follow with great interest your lessons on Youtube. I have a doubt about staccato in a piece of Moyse (25 Melodious Studies with variations Moderately difficult) NR 16 first variation,. I scan the page and I put three different solutions. Would you please tell me the right one ?
Thank you for your help

Nina’s Answer
The second choice is the best because you will always have a T (tongue) stroke landing ON the beat, and the K stroke for the pickup, while maintaining a nice double tongue for clarity (never having two tongue strokes next to each other). I hope that helps, Luciano!