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Legato vs. Techniphone

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Legatoadverb

(music) Smoothly, in a connected manner.

‘Play this passage legato, not portato.’;

Techniphonenoun

A device used to train the hand muscles used in playing the piano, in order to acquire advanced techniques such as legato

Legatonoun

(music) A style of performance characterized by smoothly connected notes.

Techniphonenoun

A dumb gymnastic apparatus for training the hands of pianists and organists, as to a legato touch.

Legatonoun

(music) A passage that is played legato.

Legatoadjective

Connected; tied; - a term used when successive tones are to be produced in a closely connected, smoothly gliding manner. It is often indicated by a tie, thus , , or , , written over or under the notes to be so performed; - opposed to staccato.

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Legatoadjective

without breaks between notes; smooth and connected;

‘a legato passage’;

Legatoadverb

connecting the notes; in music;

‘play this legato, please’;

Legato

In music performance and notation, legato ([leˈɡaːto]; Italian for French lié; German gebunden) indicates that musical notes are played or sung smoothly and connected. That is, the player makes a transition from note to note with no intervening silence.

‘tied together’;

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