• How to Mark Your Music

Breath Mark

  • Draw an apostrophe or a comma to indicate a breath between two notes

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No Breath

  • Draw a slur from note to note, or across a set of notes to indicate you want to sing from note to note without a break.

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Staccato

  • Sing the note(s) short and detached from one another.

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Hold

  • Draw a fermata (sometimes called a "bird's eye") over the note. Hold it until the conductor indicates a breath.

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