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Discussion in 'Technique' started by rachmaninoff, Oct 26, 2006.
what does the martellando technic mean? and how do you play it?
this means play with force but detached. ff ?? depends on the music and contents.
I hope this helps
I heard that someone played with martellando 39 notes a second :shock: :shock:
martellando literally means hammering, so I guess your notes should be strongly marked and detached. one of the pieces in my repertoire calls for martellando in a short section with very dissonant chords. i usually lift my hands high enough that when I drop and hit the keys, it sound as if i'm "hammering" down the notes. for that piece, i don't use the sustain pedal to achieve a dry, hammered effect. I guess you can use the pedal in other contexts to produce an "echoing" effect of the martellando.
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