String section out of time

• Sep 26, 2020 - 16:06

Is anybody experiencing the same problem? When I put the solo violin and the string section (violins, violas, and cellos, etc.) together, the string section looks like it is out of time by roughly a 16th note, and the woodwinds are not out of time. It just doesn't feel right.


In reply to by Zanc Zhao

I believe it's an illusion. The tremolo you have written out (alternating 8th notes) is slower that most tremolos (16th notes or faster). You then put dotted 8th + 16th on the last beat of several measures in the solo so the 16th notes here seem quick against the slow tremolo. After hearing m70ff (same rhythm in violins against 16th note background) it would especially feel like the strings are dragging. I'm not saying this is wrong. It's just my impression of what you are hearing.

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