[DWJ] Segue

Colin Fine colin at fine.me.uk
Tue Jun 8 19:00:06 EDT 2010


Eleanor Joslin wrote:
> I know I'm wrong, but I can't stop thinking it's "seg" to rhyme with "leg".  It feels as if anyone who pronounces it the other way must have been overly influenced by the Segway brand of scooter-or-whatever-it-is.  "Seeg" never occurred to me.
>
> I never knew it came from musical Italian.  How can I have studied and played classical music for 25 years without coming across it?
>
>   
Well, it's not that common in classical music: the term used there is 
usually "attacca".

Colin




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