Marking that indicates how the performer should treat the attack (beginning), duration (middle), and release (end) of a note. Articulations contribute to the style of the music.
Smooth, graceful, and connected style. This term can be applied to a slur or tenuto. You will find this term printed under your music line as a style direction for a section of the piece.
A stress or special emphasis on a beat or note to mark its position in the measure. An accented note is a note that is "punched". Accent can also be used as a term for all articulations that are percussive in nature. (A marcato marking is a type of accent.)
a detached, separated, distinct manner, as opposed to legato. Often described as separated and light.
Marked, accented, emphatic, stressed. Often described as accented (punched) and short.
A type of legato playing without tongue-ing, or by changing pitches on the same syllable (singing). The symbol can also be used as a phrase line.
a sustained manner for slightly longer than its full duration, often used as a weighted emphasis.
Attack the written note at the dynamic level of forte (loud) followed by an immediate decrease in volume to piano (soft). This is almost always performed with an accent on the initial attack.
with particular emphasis, literally "forced". Sounds like an extra heavy accent, note is sustained for full value.