6.3 Articulation


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Articulation refers to the direction or performance technique which affects the transition or continuity on a single note or between multiple notes or sounds. Articulation specify how notes should be performed, either in terms of duration or stress.

Articulation signs and markings


  espressivo expressively.
  grazioso gracefully.
  leggiero lightly.
accent2 marcato emphatic, accented.
  non legato not legato.
portato portato carried, in an unconnected manner.