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In music an articulation is a sign, direction, or performance technique which indicates or affects the transition or continuity between notes or sounds. Articulations include ties, slurs, phrase marks, staccatos, staccatissimos, accents, sforzandos, rinforzandos, and legatos. (Cooper 1985, glossary)

Audio examples


  • Cooper, Helen (1985). Basic Guide to How to Read Music. ISBN 0399511229.
Musical notation edit
Notes : Note value
Expression marks: Articulation | Ornaments

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