.>Downward Slated Line from Note Head
>Melody Part: Measure 6 and 10
with stem up
with stem down
The Fall (sometimes called a “Fall-off” or a “Drop-off): The note starts normally but the volume and air support for the note drop off at the same time the pitch drops. The idea is like you are at a sporting event and you’re cheering your team on with “Go!... Go!.... Go!....” each “Go!” sounds more like:
The beginning of the word starts off big but the last part drifts away at the same time the pitch gets gradually lower.
Music Example of a “FALL”
Melody Part measures 5 - 11
The “Fall” happens in measure 6 and 10
over the last note.
Sometimes called a “Bird’s Eye” because that’s what it looks like. The fermata means time stops and the note or rest is to be held out usually about twice as long as the note or rest it’s with (although there is no set rule).