Breath mark



[Eng.]


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.

Also [Eng.] Breath mark; [Fr.] pauses; [Ger.] Luftpause; [Ger.] Luftpausen; [It.] pause.


Breath mark

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