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Common articulation marks in piano music.

From Left: Staccato, staccatissimo, and marcato.

Image © Brandy Kraemer
Definition: Articulation refers to the style in which a song’s notes are played. Articulation effects are written with articulation marks, which modify the execution of notes and create relationships between them.

Common articulation marks include (see image): Continue: See More Note Accents & Articulation Marks

Also Known As:
  • accentuazione (It)
  • articulation (Fr)
  • Artikulation (Ger)

Pronunciation: are-tik-you-lay'-shən

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