articulation
(Ar-ti-K(Y)OO-lae-shun)


[Eng.]


Directions to a performer typically through symbols and icons on a musical score that indicate characteristics of the attack, duration, and decay (or envelope) of a given note. These directions are often interpreted by the conductor for the ensemble. The conductor also provides direction where no articulation markings are provided by the composer.

Also see; accent, staccato , spiccato, legato, bowing, tonguing.


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