SharonC said The articulation police are not going to show up at your door because you decided to hook (i.e., slur) two 8th notes that do not have a slur annotation at an end of a phrase so that you can start on a down bow in the next phrase.
Nooooooooo... Don't tell me this, I already got the secret decoder badge.
@Doc-Ivory I think I know this one! It looks like my Suzuki Book 1 JS Bach Minuet No. 1.
You keep the bow going in the same direction, no bow direction change for thos two notes. They are played as staccato, though.
Dah dit dit dah dah dah dah dah dit dit dah dah.
Those four dotted quarter notes are light staccatos without bow direction change.
Sometimes my eyes can't see the dang dots! LOL!
The amount of the staccato is a musical decision. Up to interpretation.
The way to lose your inhibitions is to listen to CG. Bream, Segovia, and follow the music. "Tempo? What the hell is tempo?" "Dynamics? What the hell are dynamics?" "Just play anything any way you damn well want! Yeehah!" The audiences love it, and why not?
Staccato on piano is a very specific thing. Its original meaning was "play the note exactly half the length it's written" Of course this is open to interpretation, but if you play it literally, it works wonders on this Debussy piece: -
I had to learn it as a kid and you practise it by beginnning dead slow and pressing each key down.up.down.up like a machine, then you speed up, but it repays the effort. I had a CD of it where the pianist played it staccatissimo and ruined it. I had a better teacher!
But staccato on violin is totally different again (especially when written by non-violinists). Due to my piano background, my understanding of it isn't yet full, but I say take Bream's and Segovia's and Fiddlerman's advice and do your own thang and knock em dead.
I measured the distance between my eyes and the music stand and brought my sheet music to my upcoming eye appointment. We figured out what I needed and had a pair of bifocals made with the main part for reading my sheet music and the bottom for reading closer material!
Im gonna do this and I have an eye appt soon!!!
I wear those varilux lenses so I need to tilt my head back and look kinda down my nose. Then chin down, chin up, chin down.
I look like one of those 1960's bobbing birds LOL!!
I'm bringing some music to my exam next week!!!!
Measure from the eye to the music from the most often used positioning.
My eye doctor used that measure when setting the music up. We had a music stand in the car, but did not need it. The assistant held the music at the given spot. We did the same thing to check when the glasses came in.
I'll let you know how I make out!