Phrasing Symbols

Classical Guitar Phrasing Symbols 1

Breath Mark

A mark placed above the stave where the composer requests

that the performer break the musical line and breathe,

producing a desired phrase shape.

Classical Guitar Phrasing Symbols 2

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Crescendo

Classical Guitar Phrasing Symbols 3

(Italian) Increasingly loud (cresc.)

Classical Guitar Phrasing Symbols 4

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Decrescendo

Classical Guitar Phrasing Symbols 5

(Italian) to get gradually softer (decresc.)

Classical Guitar Phrasing Symbols 6

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Fermata

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(Italian) musical symbol placed over a note
or rest to be extended beyond its normal duration.

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Glissando

 (Italian) A rapid scale produced by sliding the finger from one note to another.

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Metronome Mark

An indication of the speed at which a piece is to be played,
in this case 66 quarter notes per minute.

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Duration of the note symbol on the left (as applied in the section to follow)
is the same as the duration of the note symbol on the right
(as applied in the section just finished).

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SustainClassical Guitar Phrasing Symbols 13

Note(s)  held over.

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