How to play the music with a tie?

by Bella

How do you play music with a tie because I started piano lessons only a few weeks ago and I have one lesson per week????


Hi, Bella,

A true tie is the curved line connecting 2 notes that are the same (such as a D to another D), not to be confused with a slur, which is ALSO a curved line, but connects notes which are different.

The tie means that you just keep the same note pressed down for additional time (however long the second note is), while a slur indicates that you should play the notes smoothly one after the other, with no lifting off the keys. As I tell my students, with no "hiccups" in-between!

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Do you have a funny story or something to share about this music.

Music Notes Blog
Music Ed Tools
Guitar Music
Piano Music
Vocal Music
Lead Sheets
Broadway Music
Halloween Songs
Autism & Music
Privacy Policy
About Me
Contact Me