Salzedo breath mark
Does anyone know the original use or common use of the Salzedo breath mark? I want to use it (in my a cappella choir music) as a minor break but without breathing, so that the line goes on. Such it symbolizes both a break (or comma) and also that the notes on each side of the symbol is combined.
I would then use a regular comma or breath mark as a longer break, where one breathes.
Does this make sense to anyone?
I cannot find a proper explanation of the use of the Salzedo breath mark.
I don't know the answer, but I found an academic article which lists a number of musical symbols:
The fact that the Salzedo breath mark is listed immediately after the fermatas might indicate an extended breath mark?
The original PDF of the article can be found here:
I want to use it...as a minor break but without breathing, so that the line goes on.
To continue the line without breathing, why use a breath mark at all (since no one is actually breathing)?
Simply use a fermata so that the "line goes on but without breathing", with a minor pause/break - i.e., the note is held - at the fermata. The pause length is set in the Inspector.
In reply to I want to use it...as a… by Jm6stringer
If it is very short, a comma may be better. I've uccessfully used commas setting the break duration to 0.05 s to 0.2 s depending on the case, tempo, etc.
I've been using it as an optional breath mark, but I've just realised this may not be correct, and there probably should be using a breath mark in parentheses, which doesn't seem to be an option.