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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-16-2003, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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whats legatto?

ive heard that for way too long withougt knowing what it is.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-16-2003, 08:26 PM
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legato is the opposite of saccato.

ok ok, it means to play a bunch of notes smoothly w/o accenting any of the middle notes.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-16-2003, 09:28 PM
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Try playing with as little picking as you can, just hammer-on's and pull-off's...that would be legato
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-17-2003, 11:43 AM
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or to take the classical termI think this is right)

Legato, to mean Liqiud, i.e. notes are played with a liquid fluidity that flows and is often shown on the stave with a slur... from assesing Joe's Flying in a Blue Dream's legato passages they are usually triplet passages ie. 3 notes per string, usually per crotchet beat.... (hmm not sure about the last bit, but it sounded cool )
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-17-2003, 01:00 PM
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Hammer ons, pull offs, taps and slides. No picking.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-17-2003, 02:57 PM
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I'd also like to say, that while not technically correct, its ok to pick here or there as long as the listener can't tell you picked anything!
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-24-2003, 02:53 AM
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Legato - A smooth, even approach to playing consecutive notes. As opposed to staccato, A roughly stopping, disjointed approach to playing notes.

Not necessarily hammer-on/pull-off alone, but that will do it. Legato is like

dee-dee-dee-dee-deeeeee smoothly. Staccato is like

Dee! Dee! Dee! Dee! DEE! Abrupt stop between notes.

Hope this helps!
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