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« on: Aug 24, 2017, 12:31PM »

Booked to play in an amateur production of Sister Act. The book has some odd directions, most of which are self explanatory (a pair of glasses means watch for the MD cue, I think)

But what does "legit" as a direction mean? Straight, no vibrato is what I'm thinking.
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« Reply #1 on: Aug 24, 2017, 12:41PM »

Booked to play in an amateur production of Sister Act. The book has some odd directions, most of which are self explanatory (a pair of glasses means watch for the MD cue, I think)

But what does "legit" as a direction mean? Straight, no vibrato is what I'm thinking.

Back in my younger days -  before the ascendance of jazz in academic music programs -  there were two kinds of music (no, not country AND western),  jazz and legit. My guess is that they are asking for a more classical sound; no swing, "modern" vibrato, etc. So my guess is you're on the right track. Never seen that before myself.
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« Reply #2 on: Aug 24, 2017, 12:49PM »

Could it be handwritten legato instead of legit?  Some of those copies are hard to read. 
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« Reply #3 on: Aug 24, 2017, 12:55PM »

Legit means you actually play those notes. The sections before and after you can just pretend and move your slide.  Evil
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« Reply #4 on: Aug 24, 2017, 01:09PM »

Play in a more orchestral style. There's no value judgement to that marking, it's just a style mark.
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« Reply #5 on: Aug 24, 2017, 01:52PM »

Play it as I taught you, if you can remember that far back!  Clever

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« Reply #6 on: Aug 24, 2017, 02:12PM »

I can barely remember what I did yesterday  Confused
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