Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by alant, Sep 30, 2012.
How can you tell the differance between some phrase marks and slur markings, many thanks.
I don't get the question, I reckon you mean sheet music, but it won't be a real problem to see what's what, or do you want to know the difference?
In many music books it is hard to tell the differance betwen phrase marks and slur markings as they are very much the same ie a curved line connecting them.
Phrase marks are over several notes and further away from the notes and slur marks are mostly over two notes or a group of matching notes. That's how I would explain it.
It would appear from you description those phrases are being marked to be slurred. Is there anyway to post a pic of what you are seeing notated to help us appreciate exactly what you are seeing notated?
Check the link below. Is this what you are seeing? If so, this would relate to what I posted above.
Slurs (Phrase Marks)
While I am not certain for which he writes, I believe that what he is asking is that in one phrase, several notes within a bar will have the slur marking over them, and in another bar, the slur marking will have accent markings above them. I was just practicing them in a version of Satin Doll.
That link is fantastic and just what i mean, how do you know if you should play that as a slur ie no tongue or is the curved line indicating that the music is a phrase and should be played together and tongued. Many thanks for your efforts.
That phrase from the link is completely slurred, that is what the curved line is indicating, with no tonging throughout the complete phrase.
I wonder if the OP is asking about phrase meaning where to break with a breath? I.e., comma marks.