Articulation in Music: Types & Notation


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On written music, how do musicians know to perform certain notes in a specific way, for example, smooth and connected or short and edgy?

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1. Of the following terms, which is the name for the mark that tells a musician, perhaps playing a trumpet or clarinet, that an individual note is to be held to its full value?

2. Which of the following statements about articulation in music is NOT true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet are available to help you see how much you know about articulation in music. Types of articulation are addressed on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on the following topics:

  • A musical notation that tells a musician to connect two ore more notes on the same pitch within or across the bar line
  • An articulation that is identified by a symbol that looks like an exclamation point
  • The name for the mark that tells a musician that an individual note is to be held at its full value
  • How musicians know how to perform certain notes in a specific way

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on articulation of music
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about what articulation uses
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how musicians know how to perform notes the right way and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Articulation in Music: Types & Notation is a lesson that can help you review more about this concept. Some goals you can complete include:

  • Review examples of articulation
  • Determine what a slur is
  • Compare and contrast the different forms of articulation in music