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students' area : andantino

Andantino has a "surprise" note, everything is pretty staccato (separated, short) and soft until you see the accented half note (note that's hollow), make this one loud, or a "surprise"! Please notice rit. (Ritard = slowing down) and also diminuendo (a hairpin, closing shape that means to get softer gradually.) Also another practice point of Andantino is the "creeping" to the tip, to prepare for each up bow "surprise" note (the note that's accented), you'll have to get to the tip gradually using a little more down bow bit by bit to change position of your bow to the upper half and "creep" to the tip - be sneaky!


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