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1954pip

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hi i am just starting to sound a bit more like music the first time i started playing i got a teacher and when we got to the octave key i just could not get it ,after i got frustrated i put my sax back in it's case and it never saw the light of day until a week or two ago so with a new determination this time i am going to get to play !!!!!
any way to the question
when it show an arch above or below the book says a slur i know when you slur in speech it means you are joining your words together does this mean join the notes without tounging or have i misted something
if i am wrong could you explain in layman terms please
many thanks in advance
i can see you will get fed up of my questions
all the best
pip
 

Colin the Bear

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You've got it. Run the notes together without tonguing.

The beauty of this place is that there's enough players on here to answer your questions in relays lol
 

jbtsax

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The rule is tongue the first note of a slur, and slur (don't tongue) the rest.

Two notes slurred would be played "te____ah_____". Four notes slurred would be played "te____ah____ah____ah____".

I agree with Colin. When you ask a question here you will generally get responses that tell you what you need to know and a lot more. o_O
 

U CAN CALL ME AL

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A friend of mine described Brass band playing as:- rum-te-tum-te-tum
and jazz playing as:- la-de-da-de-da.

Think about it, explosive and laid back respsctively!
 

MandyH

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Yes, as mentioned above, slurring is tongue the first note, then (ideally) just change your fingers for the subsequent notes, however you might need to give the second, third etc notes a little bit of an extra blow (not tongueing, just a bit of extra air) to get it to sound nicely.

Just to confuse you, a "tie" joins 2 or more notes of the same pitch, and you only tongue the first note, then keep blowing and counting until you've reached the final note, as in the final 2 bars, here: Tie.png


A "slur" joins notes of different pitch (as in the final group of 3 notes in the first bar here), or across 3 or more notes of the same pitch (in which case you need to tongue the first note and give the 2nd, 3rd etc a little extra blow, as in the first 6 notes in each bar here)
Slur.png
 

kevgermany

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I agree with Colin. When you ask a question here you will generally get responses that tell you what you need to know and a lot more. o_O
and looking at the replies that followed, I'm left wondering if your comment was a prophesy or taken as an instruction. Whatever, members have done us proud as usual. Thanks!:clapping:
 

1954pip

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wow what a great selection of answers
cheers pip
 

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