Retake

Retake

[v. ree-teyk; n. ree-teyk]

A retake is a symbol used in musical notation. For the violin and other bowed string instruments it directs the performer of the music passage to lift the bow (leading to its informal name, a "lift") and reset it so that the bowing of the next note is the same as the previous note. It is commonly used to indicate a pause in bowing without using a rest. It is placed above the staff.

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