• Michelle Ostrove

What Is A Staccato?

Staccato is a short note (not holding it); it separated from the other notes that may follow. Staccato is a short, jerky, precise, detached note or notes. When played or sung it has a short attack and rapid release. You can hear the short, detached notes in the videos on youtube with Lexie Torres or Delilah Portillo singing “Rise Up” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1HCJ3KnOPU).

When playing a staccato on piano, you make your fingers jump like a jumping bean. In music notation you will see a small dot placed above or below the note indicating a staccato. The video has Kristie Nguyen playing piano with staccato in "Theme From Symphony No 7".

Joke For The Day:

Why did the chicken join the band?

Because he had the drumsticks!

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