Steve Schwartz [[log in to unmask]] wrote:
>May I suggest that there are two types of rests (Ger. Pause; Fr. silence)
>- exact and inexact? Exact rests must be strictly observed, inexacts not.
>Much of it has to do with keeping the overall pulse of the music. Hence,
>a rest at the end of a piece or between sections is often not given its
>full duration, with little harm done. Needless to say (but I'll probably
>have to say it anyway, so why not now?), there are also rests that occur
>in such contexts that should be fully observed. Performers must actually
>think about it, rather than simply follow.
Interesting that you are so concerned about observing the rests, but not
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