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Accent, Articulation, and Connecting Terms

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Tonic accent
Accent by rise of pitch, rather than by stress
Dynamic accent
Accent by stress or reinforcement
Natural accent
Accent on the downbeat
Secondary accent
Accent on a beat other than the downbeat
Irregular accent
Accent on a normally unaccented beat
Agogic accent
Accent by longer duration of a note
Sforzando/Forzando
Accent by forcing/pressure
Rinforzando
Accent by strengthening
Legato
Smoothly connected
Marcato
Marked emphasis
Staccato
Detached
Tenuto
Held, sustained
Portato
Slurred staccato
Staccatissimo (wedge)
Very short and detached
Attacca, Attaca subito, or Segue
Two movements should be connected with no break, the one following imediately after the other.