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Breath Mark

This page is about the meaning, origin and characteristic of the symbol, emblem, seal, sign, logo or flag: Breath Mark.

Breath Mark

In a score, this symbol tells the performer or singer to take a breath (or make a slight pause for non-wind instruments).

This pause usually does not affect the overall tempo. For bowed instruments, it indicates to lift the bow and play the next note with a downward (or upward, if marked) bow.

Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Closed shape, Monochrome, Contains curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

Category: Musical Symbols.

Breath Mark is part of the Breaks (musical) group.

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