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Legato is a technique, whereas a slur is a marking. As for what a slur denotes, Wikipedia does a pretty good job of handling the distinction between that and legato (see Slur and Legato). The most relevant quote from the legato article: Legato technique is required for slurred performance, but unlike slurring (as that term is interpreted for some ...


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For me it is always my left hand accidentally touching the E string (at the base of the first or second fingers where they join the palm), my bow drifting away from the bridge, my bow angle drifting so that it is no longer parallel to the bridge, or the angle of my bow to the string i.e. my bow is sitting too upright so that the bow hairs are not splayed ...


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It's likely part instrument, part string. The E string is not wound so it has less grip than the other strings anyway. This can be acerbated by the acoustics of the instrument: some instruments show this more than others. If the E string cuts into the bridge, this will generally also have this sort of effect. My violin maker fits a bit of drum skin (no ...


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why the first note on the bottom part has two legs? You're supposed to imagine that there are two parts in the left hand that happen to land on the same G on the first beat. If this piece was sung, for example, one voice might be singing G, Eb, Eb, and the other G, Bb, Bb. On the piano you'll probably end up playing it exactly as you would if that G ...


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It's not particularly written well for piano (I guess that's the instrument you are trying to play it on), but look on the top line (all notes on treble clef) as the melody, with up stems, and part accompaniment, with down stems. This then puts the first chord as a 'backing', followed by the tune of another Eb, then F and G. The other notes under will make ...


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As noted in the comments, all of this is because there are multiple voicings. Multiple stems mean that multiple voices play/sing those notes, which should address your first two questions. I believe that another voice would be doing the short E-F-G run while the other notes are tied. If you are trying to do this on a single instrument, you would ...


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I concur with @slim regarding this being a phrase marking, and not a slur or legato mark. I think the reason for it being there at all is to indicate that the two groups of three notes (F, A, D) are not to be phrased as such - rather, the semiquavers are to be phrased together in such a way as to stand apart from the D that follows. Without the phrase ...


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It seems to me that a pair of notes cannot be both legato and staccato at the same time. The only explanation that makes sense to me is that these are not slurs but phrase marks. Per Wikipedia: The slur is not to be confused with two other similar musical symbols. The tie is a curved line that links two notes of the same pitch to show that their ...


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This could be an instance of portato. Via wikipedia: Portato (Italian, past participle of portare, "to carry") in music denotes a smooth, pulsing articulation and is often notated by adding dots under slur markings. Portato, also known as articulated legato or slurred staccato or semi-staccato or mezzo-staccato, that means "moderately ...


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Legato means playing smoothly and in a flowing way. On guitar this it achieved in several ways'Hammering on, meaning playing a note then snapping another finger to a higher fret for the next note. Sort of opposite to this is pulling off, where you play a note, but have another finger on a lower fret as well. Then the first fretting finger slides a little ...


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In this case I use downstrokes when moving up (towards the high E string), and upstrokes when moving down (towards the low E). This feels most natural to me. However, I'm convinced that there are (and shouldn't be) any rules as to what is right or wrong with such things. You should be open to try all possibilities to see what works best for you. It is true ...


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I agree with slim and Widor that this is a phrase mark. However, it is possible to play both legato and staccato at the same time. Legato means "tied together", and as Widor says you want these notes to be "phrased together"; those concepts are obviously closely related and, depending on the interpretation, may be considered one and the same. I'd disagree ...


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Well the source of the problem can be possible three kinds: a) your skill b) the violin/string (ruling out the bow as you already tried a different one) c) not enough rosin on the string (But I suppose we can rule it out) In order to test for a, have someone else try the same thing. In order to test for b try an entirely different violin. As for a potential ...


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Given the recording, it seems clear that the gliss markings are intended to convey "portamento with vibrato" -- this seems like a reasonable way to notate it, especially if there were footnotes or similar indicating that this is the effect. To me, the notation of "de-ba-ta" looks good; the "ba" syllable is a pick-up note leading into the ta syllable. ...


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If you are prepared to pay a small fee Tom Quayle, on of the best modern day legato players, has a course called Modern Legato which is in 3 parts, http://tomquayle.co.uk/lessons.html check out the trailers for these lessons on YouTube. The benefit of these lessons are that they also include Tom's hybrid picking technique which you can choose to either use ...


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You should go to ultimateguitar.com they've got some really good lessons http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/guitar_techniques/advanced_legato_techniques.html Here's one You've been playing for 5-6 years I think you could start playing advanced lessons Try mixing up between legato and alternate picking for maximum face melting effect You could play licks ...


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You should play this passage portato, as if each of the note were marked with a tenuto. I.e., you should detach each note, but play them to their full length.



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