Some of the signs that appear in the sheet music could refer to specific techniques. For example, in the piano we could find:
Legato indicates that you should play the notes really connected, pressing one until the beginning of the other. It transmits a feeling of a continuous sound.
Trill indicates that you should play a really fast repetition between the note that is written in the sheet music and the note that is a semitone or a tone above it.
Ligature unites identical notes. In practice, you will add time notes that the line is uniting, playing them as if they were only one note.
Appoggiatura informs that the little note beside should be played in a really fast manner, almost together with the big one. It is an “ornament”, a small “garnish”.
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