1) There shouldn’t be any predetermination of notes before playing any of my free music works, unless specific notes are written.
2) The choice of tone is free, but should follow the rising or falling shape or graphic location of the note placement on the paper. If it is written in rhythm, all standard metric emphasis’ apply.
3) Sometimes there is normal notated music this is played normally. The free trio score is in C. For horn in F the hornist needs to read up a fifth.
4) Sometimes the notes are written out of meter and notated as note heads with horizontal lines showing length. The lengths are relative and when this type of notation occurs, one must pay extra attention to the ensemble and play in turn as noted in the score.
4) Don’t try to play the same tones if there is a repeat, but do follow the same shape of phrase.
5) If there is a “free” section it is free, but you shouldn’t really play any solos just blend in and play a few phrases or a bunch of little musical shapes.
6) Occasionally there is an interval suggested such as: 1/2 = a half step and 5 = a perfect fifth as in the end of the 2nd movement of the free trio horn part.
7) a “Q” in the part means that instrument cues the other players about the change.
A) Most likely a group will need to rehearse this music more than something in standard notation.
B) Your feelings and moods as a musician affect the music. Please perform this with positive intent: be happy, enjoy what you are playing, revel in the expression and freedom you have.