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One important thing that I teach my ensembles from the first piece we play is that the RELEASE is just as important as the attack. This is the first thing I notice when listening to large ensembles. When ensemble members release the same note at different times, it tends to sound sloppy. Guitar ensembles will sound tighter and more rhythmically accurate when attention by the ensemble is drawn to the release of the notes. As one student of mine told her classmates, “Respect the rests.”