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  • Solo Strings, performance détaché

    Hi,

    There is an articulation that I can't fully understand. It is called "Performance détaché" (VI_perf-detache), and what it does is to play a first note long (looped), the subsequent ones legato, and a last one, if kept held, short and unlooped.

    What's the different with a legato articulation? When is this intended to be used? It is included among the "shorts", but it seems more a legato with a short ending note. And it is very similar to the unlooped perf-legato.

    Paolo


  • HI, 

    It is meant for playing connected detaché lines... compare it with the regular legato with some musical figures. 

    Best, 
    Paul


    Paul Kopf Product Manager VSL
  • Paul, thank you for the explanation. The difference is subtle, but it is there.

    Paolo


  • Not being a violinist, I'm just trying to get my head around the seemingly paradoxical, "connected detaché lines..."


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    @Lucy said:

    Not being a violinist, I'm just trying to get my head around the seemingly paradoxical, "connected detaché lines..."

    Music is that paradox, where you can have a line and a curve coexist in the same plane…

    Paolo


  • The 'connected' in 'connected detaché' means you're maintaining string contact with the bow until the phrase ends, and the performance articulation indicates that end.