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breath mark


A directive to the performer to break the phrase at that point in the composition and breathe, thus assisting in the production of a smooth phrase consistent with the composer's wishes. The breath mark looks like a large comma or apostrophe and should always be located at the end of the phrase above the staff.


See Also

[French] pauses
[French] pause (f)
[German] Luftpause (f)
[German] Luftpausen (f)


Last Updated: 2016-05-19 15:18:05