Phrase/slur marks

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by alant, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. alant

    alant Pianissimo User

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    How can you tell the differance between some phrase marks and slur markings, many thanks.
     
  2. GijsVis

    GijsVis Piano User

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    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?
     
  3. alant

    alant Pianissimo User

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    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.
     
  4. GijsVis

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    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.
     
  5. gmonady

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    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?
     
  6. gmonady

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    Check the link below. Is this what you are seeing? If so, this would relate to what I posted above.

    Slurs (Phrase Marks)
     
  7. mrsemman

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    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.
     
  8. alant

    alant Pianissimo User

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    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.
     
  9. gmonady

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    That phrase from the link is completely slurred, that is what the curved line is indicating, with no tonging throughout the complete phrase.
     
  10. SteveRicks

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    I wonder if the OP is asking about phrase meaning where to break with a breath? I.e., comma marks.
     

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