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Name: Marcato and Legato Diction
ID: m20944
Language: English (en)
Summary: This module represents a discussion and illustration of marcato and legato diction. Both types of diction occur in choral singing and the conductor and singer must recognize the difference and understand how to sing each. Music examples ae given to llustrate when each should be used.
Subject: Arts
Keywords: choral, diction, legato, marcato, music, technique
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Gordon Lamb (
Copyright Holders: Gordon Lamb (
Maintainers: Gordon Lamb (, Jennifer Thornhill (

Latest version: 1.1 (history)
First publication date: Mar 16, 2009 11:59 am -0500
Last revision to module: Mar 25, 2009 10:18 am -0500


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Version: 1.1 Mar 25, 2009 10:18 am -0500 by Jennifer Thornhill
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