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Whether a musical piece can be described as flowing, gentle, and light, or bold, choppy, and heavy is due in large part to articulation, which refers to how specific notes in music are played or sung. Articulation might affect the volume of a note, its duration, or its relationship to the note that follows it, and it is an important component of musical expression. In this lesson, the Tiny Tigers experienced two articulation concepts-legato (smooth and connected, like a snail) and staccato (choppy, like a grasshopper)-through a series of music and movement activities that bring the concepts to life.