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The important thing to realize here is that none of the examples in Nancy Bachus's books are what the composer wrote, or what was in the first published edition (except by pure coincidence). They are what Nancy Bachus thinks the composer ought to have written, and how Nancy Bachus thinks the music should be played (and reading the book may leave you will ...


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A dot meaning staccato says the note it refers to is played about half as long as is normally would be played for. Where that note is in the music is inconsequential. It's the note itself that is affected. The fact that it happens to be the last note of a phrase - then play that note as written. The slur itself is played exactly as it would except the last ...


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