Wednesday, January 12, 2022


Stop! Hold on! Slow down and listen! You need to play the Floating Fermata Game!

Imagine a fermata hovering over each line of your music as you play. It dances freely until it stops suddenly over one of your notes that needs your attention. It says, "There, hear that? Now fix it!" 

There's no point in ignoring the floating fermata. It's very sensitive and easily provoked. Any of the following will set it off:

  • Intonation violations
  • Quality malfunctions
  • Legato offenses 
  • Final-note sloppiness
  • Blundered entrances, etc.
The floating fermata is your best teacher!  

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