I've been studying musical notation for some time now and I decided to take a shot at writing my own piece. It's going pretty smooth, but I have a question to make sure I follow common practices and that my music is readable for people who didn't hear the piece.
The question is how to symbolically distinguish between a long note or chord coming to an end gradually and one that is suddenly broke.
A great example of a latter, that comes to my mind is a signal that is played in Cracow, Poland everyday on the hour which has a distinct interruption which, according to the legend, memorializes the trumpeter who was shot by a mongol archer while playing the signal to alert the city of the invasion of Tatars.
Here is the link to the video:
Case of the St. Mary's signal is a bit different since there's a pitch change at the very least of the signal. What I'm looking for is a way for denoting a sudden end of a single note.
For the score I'm working on it is essential to clearly indicate such abrupt break of long notes. I'd appreciate any help. Thanks in advance!