Slur (music)
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Slur Music
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        a4( b c d e f g a)

An A-minor natural scale under a slur

A slur is a symbol in Western musical notation indicating that the notes it embraces are to be played without separation (that is, with legato articulation). A slur is denoted with a curved line generally placed over the notes if the stems point downward, and under them if the stems point upwards.

The example below shows two measures in 6
with a slur for each measure:

\relative c'' {

  \set Staff.midiInstrument = #"violin"

  \key e \minor \time 6/8 
  e16( dis e fis g b, c d e gis, a b) 
  c( e, f g! a c, d e f g a b)


Slurs mean different things for different instruments:

A slur can be extended over many notes, sometimes encompassing several bars. In extreme cases, composers are known to write slurs which are near-impossible to achieve; in that case the composer wishes to emphasise that the notes should be performed with as much legato as possible.

See also

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