Are there any situations when one needs to make a distinction between slurs and ties?



Asked by: Krystal Shelton

One very important situation where you need to be completely clear whether it’s a slur or a tie is when inputting to a computer notation program – particularly if you want playback. The two are logically quite different, and are entered using different commands. And they can have subtly different visual styles.

How can you tell the difference between a tie and a slur?





Both a slur and a tie is a curved line. When you see a curved line between two notes, check to see if the notes are of the same pitch or different pitches. If they are the same pitch, it’s a tie. If they are different pitches, it’s a slur.

What does a slur do to a series of notes?

A slur is a symbol in Western musical notation indicating that the notes it embraces are to be played without separation (that is, with legato articulation).

When should a tie be written above a note and when below?

Explanation. A tie is a curved line above or below two notes of the same pitch, which indicates that they are to be performed like one note equal in length to the two.

What is the difference between slur and legato?

Each individual note is played to its maximum duration and then blends directly into whatever note follows. Legato notes are often slurred; that is, a group of notes is played together in one down-bow or up-bow. In the music, a slur looks like a curved line over the notes that are all in one bow.

What is the point of ties in music?





A tie links two notes together to create a new duration. Ties occur between notes of the same pitch. A slur , which looks like a tie, is placed over or under notes of different pitches and means to play them in a connected manner. A dot added to a note increases the duration of that note by half.

When notes are slurred There should be no break in the sound between the pitches?

A slur connects two or more different notes together using a curved line. This means we are to play or sing the notes very smoothly (or legato) with no break in the sound. There should be no silence in between the notes. Only the first note of a slur grouping should be tongued.

When notes are tied you should?

The note will have to be held for three beats. You are to hold the note for the duration of both notes combined.

Is a slur an articulation?

Slurs must not be confused with ties, which look superficially similar, but instead join notes of the same pitch to indicate that they are played as a single note. In that sense, ties are part of rhythmic notation, while slurs are considered articulation.

Do you tongue slurs in music?

generally any note without a slur sign over it should be lightly tongued, then heavier if accented or staccato. If the notes have a slur marking over them then you tongue the first note of the set of slurred notes (if that makes sense!). You always need to tongue the first of the slurred notes.



What does a slur with a line through it mean?

The line indicates that the slur is editorial, not in the original manuscript. Unless you disagree with the editor, play it as normal.

How do you use slurs?

Word here's a short snippet of music if we add a slur beneath the quavers or eighth notes. It. Now means that the quavers are played smoothly. I've highlighted the notes to be played smoothly. Now.

How do you play a slur?

When we don't learn it looks more like this. We're playing one finger after the other but when we slur we want to make it more like connect it where one as one people goes down the next finger goes.



Can you tie three notes together?

You can also tie multiple notes (it doesn’t have to be only two). Now let’s look at slurs. Slurs are also curved lines that are spread across multiple notes, which can include different pitches. In other words, a slur does not connect two or more notes of the same pitch, but rather includes a variety of pitches.

Do you play both notes in a tie?

And we have these two notes they're both a's. And if we place a line like this underneath these two a's that note is a tie or that note that line is a tie. And what a tie does is it ties the time of

How do you read music ties?

Just to recap put a dot to the right of the note and it makes it one-and-a-half times its original value.

How do you clap a tie?

And they have a tie between them you play the first quarter note and then just count the beat of the next core note without playing the note again. So if these were my quarter notes.



What are the 5 lines called that music is written on?

staff, also spelled stave, in the notation of Western music, five parallel horizontal lines that, with a clef, indicate the pitch of musical notes.