Slur - Staccato

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  1. stevetrom

    stevetrom Well-Known Member

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    Advice please

    Symphony of Marches, 3rd movement, letter L, EEb bass

    the part is written as slurred, staccato quavers - what am I supposed to play?
     
  2. Brian Bowen

    Brian Bowen Active Member

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    I don't have the music but the way you describe it, they're mezzo-staccato, approximating to notes 3/4 of their normal value.
     
  3. Columbo

    Columbo Member

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    Straight Forward M8. Soft Tongued as above.
     
  4. brownrob

    brownrob Member

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    Ive seen notes with staccato and tenuto markings over them too! I always figured they cancelled themselves out! :D
     
  5. stevetrom

    stevetrom Well-Known Member

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    I just assumed it was a sly trick so that whatever I played the conductor could tell me I was wrong !!
     
  6. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

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    Are you sure it's a slur and not a phrase marking?
     
  7. scotchgirl

    scotchgirl Active Member

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    I would do a soft-tongued detached (not short) note length....but ultimately, ask your conductor what he wants lol!
     
  8. Columbo

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    Tried out the fight site! Top Banana!! Dare you challenge the Columberator!!? :mad:
     
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