An “articulation” refers to the way we play a specific note. We use volume and time (the length of the note) to create a desired effect. We can also us the tone quality to create a single note effect as well.
- The most popular articulation in the Accent. This is one note that is louder than the notes around it. Great training for the hands.
- Legato playing is smooth and connected. This should be a default for any single-line melodic music.
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