staccato


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staccato

/stac·ca·to/ (stah-kah´to) delivered in quick, jerky bursts.
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Alexza's Staccato nicotine technology is a novel electronic multidose delivery system designed to help people stop smoking.
Getting a feel for very light staccato can be difficult for some students.
Staccato, legato and two-note slurs appear, with hands together throughout, and songs are in the keys of C and G, with few black keys.
In "Goblin's Surprise," a left-hand melody, combining staccato and slurred phrasing, must be coordinated with off--beat, right-hand eighth notes in rapid tempo.
But the piece proved choppy at times, adding a staccato quality not suited to the lyrical piano pieces which were played caressingly by David Shimoni; it did not fully allow House to unleash his movement.
While pleasing for a short time, the unrelenting staccato rhythms soon become tedious.