I am writing down some choir music in which, beginning at a certain point, the bass starts to sing continuous eighths in a particular manner: the first eighth is tied to the second one, but the second and third ones are sung staccato.
If I recall correctly, this technique is called a "minuet step". I am looking for adding a comment in Italian to the notes so that I don't have to write the legatos and staccatos explicitly all over the place (as this part of the piece is quite long). My question is: how does one say "The bass in minuet steps" in Italian?
I don't speak Italian, but after searching for similar expressions and machine-translating "minuet steps" in Italian, I've come up with
Passi di minuetto il basso
but I'm not anywhere near sure this is correct.