What does articulation mean in music terms?
Articulation is the clarity in production of successive notes.
The music terminology is a set of directions used in music compositions during the common practice period. Most of these terms are in Italian: many other languages including French and German appeared since the Romantic period. The terminology includes directions related to tempo, tune and articulation.
Articulation in music has to do with the style in which a sound is produced. The two big opposites are legato - smoothly and connected and staccato - short and detached or separated. There are many shades of difference between the two and combinations of all of them that are combined to keep music interesting to play and to listen to.
In music dynamics are the loudness of softness of a note. Dynamics also refers to crescendos and decrescendos. Articulation is how much space the notes have between them. Shorter notes tend to have less space in between them and longer have less. The articulation is also how the notes are connected such as in groups of two or three notes. Accents are also parts of articulation. Basically the articulation depends on what genre the piece…