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Legato

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In musical notation, legato indicates that musical notes are played smoothly. That is, in transitioning from note to note, there should be little to no silence between notes. Legato technique is required for slurred performance, but unlike slurring legato does not forbid rearticulation.

In guitar tablature, legato usually suggests either slurred via a slide (using the fingers, as opposed to slide guitar) or the use of hammer-on or pull-off techniques.

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