Ritardando line notation formatting question

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What is the proper way to notate the dotted line of the ritardando in this example? Should the line continue all the way to the end of the last bar or is it correct as it is over the middle of the note head with the fermata?

I think it is a question of taste. Personally I don’t use continuation lines for gradual tempo changes. Also I would use the abbreviated version rit. (it’s all too easy to clutter up the score)

A normal player would see rit. and slow down the penultimate bar. The dots are pretty much meaningless here.

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I do not see rit. lines continuing through fermata notes in published scores. From a conductor’s point of view, the fermata is where the beat stops.


Ok, thanks!