Slur - Staccato

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by stevetrom, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. stevetrom

    stevetrom Well-Known Member

    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

    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

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

    brownrob Member

    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

    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

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

    scotchgirl Active Member

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

    Columbo Member

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

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