Warnings: slurs vs. ties

Music Glossary: articulation, slur, tie.

A slur looks like a tie, but it has a different meaning. A tie simply makes the first note longer, and can only be used on pairs of notes with the same pitch. Slurs indicate the articulation of notes, and can be used on larger groups of notes. Slurs and ties can be nested.

\relative { c''4(~ c8 d~ 4 e) }

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See also

Notation Reference: Ties, Slurs, Phrasing slurs.

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