Oct 31 2004, 11:14 PM
Hi, a possibly simple and stupid question from a wannabee grade 1 piano player, but what does 'rf' mean? It occurs 4 times in the grade 1 exam piece Arabian Air (B:2) but I don't know what it means ..... more interestingly, nor does my piano teacher!! (and she's grade 8). Any ideas gratefully received as I'm on a bet with a mate for whom can answer this one quickest. Cheers, Nila Jane
Oct 31 2004, 11:40 PM
It probably means rinforzando = strengthen or reinforce the tone.
Nov 1 2004, 08:09 AM
|It probably means rinforzando = strengthen or reinforce the tone|
Yes thats right - although up until I took G6 I thought it meant right hand Forte - oops!
Nov 1 2004, 09:35 AM
maggiemay and Digby - many thanks! Nila Jane x
Nov 6 2004, 12:29 AM
rinforzando more or less means sforzando applied to a passage of notes rather than to a single note, i.e. play each note as though it were marked "sf" or "sfz". It's sometimes unclear when the instruction ends.
Nov 7 2004, 09:34 PM
duh, what's sforzando mean? I am only on grade 1! NJ
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