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Encyclopedia > Articulation (music)

In music an articulation is a sign, direction, or performance technique which indicates or affects the transition or continuity between notes or sounds. Articulations include ties, slurs, phrase marks, staccatos, accents, sforzandos, rinforzandos, and legatos. (Cooper 1985, glossary) Music is an art, entertainment, or other human activity which involves organized and audible sound, though definitions vary. ... Music notation is a system of writing for music. ... A schematic representation of hearing. ... In music, a tie is when multiple notes of the same pitch are to be played as one note with a duration equal to the sum of the individual notes durations. ... A slur is a symbol in Western musical notation indicating that the notes it embraces are to be played without separation. ... In musical notation, staccato indicates that notes are sounded in a detached and distinctly separate manner with their lengths shortened; that is, a short silence should be between the notes, without affecting the rhythm. ... In music, an accent is an emphasis on a particular note created by length, as in an agogic accent, pitch, as in a pitch accent, and dynamics, such as dynamic accents. ... In music, dynamics refers to the volume or loudness of the sound or note, in particular to the range from soft (quiet) to loud. ... In musical notation legato indicates that musical notes are played smoothly. ...

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Other uses

See tonguing Tonguing, more formally known as articulation, is when a musician playing a wind instrument uses their tongue on the reed or mouthpiece to enunciate different notes. ...


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Image File history File links Gnome-speakernotes. ... Image File history File links Bassoon-technical-articulations. ... A Fox Instruments bassoon. ... In musical notation, staccato indicates that notes are sounded in a detached and distinctly separate manner with their lengths shortened; that is, a short silence should be between the notes, without affecting the rhythm. ... In musical notation legato indicates that musical notes are played smoothly. ... Vibrato is a musical effect where the pitch or frequency of a note or sound is quickly and repeatedly raised and lowered over a small distance for the duration of that note or sound. ... A slur is a symbol in Western musical notation indicating that the notes it embraces are to be played without separation. ...


Source

  • Cooper, Helen (1985). Basic Guide to How to Read Music. ISBN 0399511229.
Musical notation edit
Staff : Clef | Key signature | Time signature | Ledger line | Barline
Notes : Note value | Dotted note | Accidental | Rest | Tie
Expression marks: Tempo | Dynamics | Articulation | Ornaments | Octaves

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articulation - Search Results - MSN Encarta (191 words)
Articulation may refer to: Articulation (music) Articulation (education) Articulation (sociology) Articulation (anatomy) In speech : Topic-focus articulation; Articulation score...
In linguistics (articulatory phonetics), manner of articulation describes how the tongue, lips, and other speech organs are involved in making a sound make contact.
Articulation is the process by which sounds, syllables, and words are formed when your tongue, jaw...
USC Thornton School of Music : Admission: Transferring to Thornton (1929 words)
Music courses taken at another institution may be transferable to USC for unit credit (whether as indicated on an articulation agreement or as determined through a transfer credit evaluation), but in virtually all cases these courses do not transfer for subject credit.
Music students may also enroll in transferable ensemble courses, but the number of units a student can transfer to USC for ensemble credit is limited to 4 units.
Students seeking admission to a music major should enroll primarily in courses that are transferable to USC and that fulfill USC's writing, general education and diversity requirements (see appropriate articulation agreement(s) for details).
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