Music Theory

Piano exercises to develop Legato and your finger articulation

Five finger exercises for legato articulation on piano. The following exercises must be played in the legato style.

legato exercises for the articulation of the fingers

Legato in musical notation

In music notation the Italian word legato, meaning tied together, indicates that music notes are played smoothly: in transitioning from note to note, there should be no intervening silence.

Legato and staccato are a kind of articulation. Legato technique is required for slurred performance, but unlike slurring legato does not forbid rearticulating. In classic notation, legato is indicated either with the word legato itself, or by a curved line over or under the notes that are to be joined in one legato group.