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Understanding musical scores
Understanding musical scores

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2.5 Week 2 summary

This week you have heard a pianist describe how he works with a musical score and how it helps him understand the structure of a piece and to prepare for a performance. You have learned about how piano music is represented in a score, how variation structures work, what texture, rests and dynamics are, and seen them all brought together in an example by Mozart.

Next week you will be meeting a group of five musicians who play together in a quintet, and looking more closely at how jazz bands use scores.