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TheCloudFestival t1_jao17s2 wrote

However, the motif from the original piece lacks the final note included on the Nokia tone, which makes it rather jarring to listen to.


mantolwen OP t1_jao1a4i wrote

Yes it works fine in the piece but not on its own.


TheCloudFestival t1_jao2ffj wrote

I'd argue that it doesn't work well in the piece. Every other motif and phrase in the song is definitive, clearly ending on the final beat of the bar, but for whatever reason Tarrega left that one motif, and only that motif in the whole piece, to trail off into nothing. It just seems a strange decision in my mind, and rather frustrating to listen to, despite it otherwise being a rather wonderful piece of guitar music.

Ah well, horses for courses and all that!


coarsing_batch t1_jaqx09m wrote

So the reason that changed is because in the Nokia tune, you need to hear the end of the phrase. Whereas this one is transitioning into the following phrase in the actual song. So it doesn’t need to resolve as much as the ringtone does. That’s my ELI5 about why that happens. Also I was with op when she found this out and it was really awesome.