Salzedo breath mark

• aug 13, 2019 - 20:40

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.


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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.

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