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Posted: December 31, 1969


Beth Blackerby
Posted: April 14, 2011
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Posted: April 11, 2011
Great question! I have been wondering about that type of notation myself, and of course, worrying that I am doing something terribly wrong as I "fake it". I look forward to the tutorial and appreciate the current responses

Beth Blackerby
Posted: April 8, 2011
I'll tack that on as well. I'll demonstrate, but basically divide everything down to the smallest denominator which is the eight note and ...well, this will have to be a tutorial. Some things cannot be typed.

Anne aMaudPowellFan
Posted: April 8, 2011

Hi Jack, looking forward to your playing in Austin!

The notation means that you play everything that goes under the outermost slur within one bow, without stops or turns. The inner slurs (ties, actually, since they slur notes of identical pitch) are logically redundant. They just emphasize that the one note (G in the first example and D in the second example) is composed from different time values, but it is to be played as one note, in one bow.

Why do they have these sub-divisions? In order to relate to the underlying metrum (4/4) and so that there is a place for the bar line, as in your second example.