Richard Wagner – Walküre
In this opera, trombone solos symbolizes that horses gallop. This solo seems really easy for musicians but in all orchestra exams, walküre’s solo is the first and most important solo that wanted. While musicians play that solo, they must be careful at tempo, articulation and accents. Before play the solo, it must be listened for true rhythm. For this solo, at the beginning of the studying this opera certainly must be practicing with metronome in half beat and divided in eighth note. Thus, sixteenth notes and accents will be easy for the musician.
There are some general mistakes while musicians play this solo;
- Auftakt eighth notes always playing early
- Accents are played in wrong places
- Sixteenth notes are inaudible because of insufficient articulation
For these mistakes there are some general practicing examples;
- Without playing sixteenth notes for prepare true accent and fluency
- Playing all notes like directly with eighth notes for opera’s fluency
- Without playing the first eighth note
As I said at the beginning, this solo makes feel that horses running. For that reason, it must be magnificent and gorgeous and music must always play onward.