Caesura (music)

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Example of a caesura in modern western music notation

In music, the caesura is an incision or point of rest in the tone sequence, which is reproduced by the musical notation "caesura" ( Unicode character U + 1D113 in the Unicode block of musical notation ). The turning point is mainly found in vowel literature and primarily serves as a breathing space. However, it can also be used as an agogic stylistic device. As a rule, the preceding note on breathing is shortened accordingly. The tempo of the music is not or hardly influenced.

The caesura is not to be confused with the asteriscus (see psalmody ).