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In music, what is the opposite of legato?

Question #41252. Asked by shady shaker.

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Staccato

Nov 18 2003, 6:56 AM
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In music, legato indicates notes being played or sung smoothly and connected. There should be no silence from note to note. The opposite of legato would be a term representing short notes, with an absense of sound in between the notes. Staccato would be a good term to represent this definition.

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legato

Nov 29 2008, 8:19 PM
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