Legato & Staccato
Hello everyone! This week we have been learning about Legato & Stacatto. They are 2 different ways to play the notes on the piano and here we explain it.
- Playing Legato is playing the notes smoothly one after the other.
To play this on the piano, you will play one key after the other, but and only release your finger once you have pressed the next one.
- Playing Staccato is a lot like a woodpecker pecking its beak on a tree - short, jumpy pecks. You can tell which notes are Staccato as they have a dot below or above the note head.
To play this on the piano, you will play one key after the other, or play always the same one if your prefer, but this time you have to imagine your fingers are a woodpecker. This means your fingers will play the keys for as short as possible.
On this video you have an example of how Legato and Staccato sounds. - On the first part of the song the notes that the woman sings are Legato and they sound smoothly one after the other.
- On the second part of the song the notes are sung in Staccato and the sound comes out in short bursts 📹
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