«Off on one» no matter what? 

 enero 10, 2011

By  Luis Aquino

Many American musicians and Latino players that have studied in the United States cut off every Whole note on the down beat of the next bar («Off on one»). While this gets the job done as far as making the horn section sound tight, there are instances in which «off on one» sounds bad because the next chord is a different one. After all, Latin music has a lot to do with anticipations and syncopation.

What do you think about this? Should «Off on one» be cast in stone even when it hurts the Music?

Luis Aquino

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Luis Aquino es uno de los trompetistas más influyentes de Latino America.
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  1. The music should never suffer because of inflexible performance attitudes. «Off on one» is just one musical choice. If it sounds bad in rehearsal then it shouldn’t be played that way. You don’t play Beethoven the same as Basie…we need to be flexible and serve the music.

    Just my thought :-)

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