All performers must play a piece at an appropriate tempo for individual mastery. There are countless works, solo to large ensemble, that are performed at a level under the composer's tempo marking. How many times have we all come across a piece with a tempo marking that we can't imagine would ever be reached?
The get on the music selection com. that MSHSAA has and advocate for the change you want to see. To make observation from your comment: If the student is not capable of playing at the suggested... more
Re: Not quite the same thing. phatassdrummer,Thu May 17 10:18pm
This time I have to agree with Terry, although not necessarily for all of the same reasons. The three minute rule has always seemed not to have a lot of legitimacy to me. Another one that I really... more