Posted in 1st and 2nd Grade, Classical Music, Movement Activities, Scarves

Legato and Staccato

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Students in second grade reviewed the terms legato (smooth and connected) and staccato (short and choppy), and learned a new music vocabulary word: slur.  A slur is a symbol that looks like an arch, and tells you to connect your notes and sing (or play) legato.  We sang a song called Legato Staccato, and then we used scarves to show staccato movements and legato movements while listening to The Syncopated Clock composed by Leroy Anderson.   We also discussed the structure of the piece: ABACA, with a coda at the end.  They love this one!

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