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You can do all sorts of things with the music to make people get different feelings when they hear the music.
Below, you can read more about six of the most used expressions.
Staccato and legato
Staccato - when the tune consists of short notes. And there is an interval between each note.
Staccato can be used if, for example, the music is to sound as you walk at a normal pace or go on your toes.
Legato - when the notes of the tune are interrelated making the tune flow.
Legato can be used if, for example, the music should sound like you dream, sail or skate.
Link: Listen to staccato
Link: Listen to legato
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Accelerando and ritardando
Accelerando - when the music picks up speed so that it goes faster. The part in which the tempo increases is an accelerando.
Accelerando can be used if, for example, the music is to sound like that you wake up or get busy.
Ritardando - when the music reduces speed so that it goes slower. The part in which the tempo reduces is a ritardando.
Ritardando can be used if, for example, the music is to sound like all is good and safe.
Link: Listen to accelerando
Link: Listen to ritardando
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Crescendo and diminuendo
Crescendo - when the music starts to play more forcefully. The part in which the music plays more forcefully is a crescendo.
A crescendo can be used if, for example, the music is to sound more intense or important.
Diminuendo - when the music starts playing more softly. The part in which the music plays more softly is a diminuendo.
A diminuendo can be used if, for example, the music is to play less forceful.
Link: Listen to crescendo
Link: Listen to diminuendo
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