Writing Multi-Timbral Phrases
by Stephan Ziemba
For a multi timbrel instrument, such as piano, how do you write notes that are played out of sync with notes that are held? I am trying to score a fairly simple line where A is a whole note in each bar, and an eighth note C follows after a quarter rest. This seems easy, as A is in the bass staff and C is associated with the treble staff, but what does one do when all the held notes and other notes are in the same staff?
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