I am an absolute beginner to music theory, and I am starting to study some songs which are free time (ie no time signature).
Looking at this score:
tentatively transcribed from this tune:
I was wondering:
- if the "legato" sign towards the beginning is meaningful at all here, being a free-time score?
Wouldn't make more sense to just use a longer note, for the "de" syllable?
- Also, listening to the corresponding song (see link above), I was wondering if those glissando notations (the wavy lines) are justified?
Wouldn't a "portamento" or "slur" notation be more proper in this case? I tried to jot down this score, to show what I mean (sorry if it is "not there" yet):
It seems among musician the "glissando" notation is more known, but I would like to know this from the pure vocal music point of view.
Note: This song in particular is from about 1980s, and belong to the Indian tradition of sacred songs (the words are in Bengali).