Whitewater Early Music registration begins March 1

Hi Winds Players,

Registration for WEMF 2020 (Whitewater Early Music Festival) begins
March 1! Some of us have attended for many years running, so I hope
you’ll consider joining in. You can pick classes according to your
playing level and interests, and they try to provide something for
everyone in a really welcoming and supportive environment.

Follow this link to the brochure to find all the information about the
faculty and classes. whitewaterearlymusic.org/

Randy

what do the little eights mean?

Hi Winds,

You may have wondered about what the little eights written above (or
below) the clefs mean. Making this page helped me understand this
better. Notes that are aligned are exactly the same pitch, so you can
see how the different instruments overlap.

The eights indicate that the notes should sound an octave higher (or
lower) than the what is considered “normal” for the clef. The lowest
note on a tenor is middle C (often called “C4”). A soprano will sound an
octave higher, so there should be an octave clef on the soprano part to
distinguish it from the tenor part. Bass parts should really have an
octave clef, too, because the notes sound an octave higher than a normal
bass clef.

A reminder that we’ll meet on Monday as usual, and hope to see you there!

– Randy