How To Play A Slur

A Slur is when we combine two or more notes into the same bow stroke.  A Slur is easily spotted as it looks like a smile or a frown under or on top of the notes.

If there are no markings in music then we play each individual note separately. However, sometimes the music requires us to play two or more notes in the same bow stroke. This is called a slur. 

How to play a slur? 

When slurring two notes of the same value, use the same amount of bow for each note. Simply divide the bow stroke in half.  Unless otherwise indicated, slur each note using a legato bowing.

What Does a Slur Look Like? 

A Slur is easily spotted as it looks like a smile or a frown under or on top of the notes. You want to play all of the notes connected by the smile or frown in a bow stroke.

 

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