Legato

Legato is Italian for tied together, meaning the notes are played in a connected way; there is no separation or space between them. Legato playing is part of the quality of lyricism, that is music.

Typically, the strings play legato to create the lyrical quality in segments of tango music.

Music that is smooth and connected, with a flowing character, often with a broad sweeping melody and gentle accompaniment.

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