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Re: missing term in Icking glossary

From: David Raleigh Arnold
Subject: Re: missing term in Icking glossary
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 21:32:45 -0400
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Graham Percival wrote:
> On 14-Jul-05, at 4:15 AM, M. den Teuling wrote:
>> Christian Mondrup suggested to me to report a missing term in the
>> gossary : tenuto. I had the term myself forgotten even in Dutch, and
>> so I really missed it. Its opposite staccato is present.

The opposite of staccato is legato.

The reality is that the tenuto mark "-" really doesn't mean anything
very specific, applied to notes that are assumed to be legato anyway,
so it is usually used to point out certain notes, like the entrance
of the subject in a fugue, or it may be the equivalent of an accent
mark. Maybe you could call detache' the opposite of tenuto, but it
isn't really.  daveA

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