Unit A6 – Articulation

By the end of unit A6, students should be comfortable playing basic staccato and legato notes. They should also:

  • be able to spot staccato dots in their pieces
  • be able to differentiate between the staccato dot and the dot of a dotted minim
  • be able to spot legato slurs in their pieces
  • be able to add dots/slurs to pieces, as they wish.

Students only need to be able to play staccato OR legato notes. But they should be able to play a piece that includes both staccato notes AND legato notes separately.

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Stage A The Stave and Symbols Quiz

This worksheet tests theoretical knowledge of the stave, bars, bar lines, time signatures, and concepts learned in Stage A: crotchets, minims, dotted minims, semibreves, crotchet rests, staccato, legato, piano, and forte.



Get Set! Piano Pieces 1 
Louis Legato’s Skates – pg 4

Get Set! Piano 1 – Extra Pieces (link)
Brother’s Key – pg 1
September Stroll – pg 3

Piano Star 1
Ice on the Pond – pg 20 (Stage B)


Get Set! Piano Pieces 1 
Suzie Staccatos Dance – pg 4  

Piano Star 1
Granny’s Footsteps – pg 8 (Stage C features)

Legato & Staccato

Get Set! Piano Pieces 1 
Pitter, Patter, Rainy Days. – pg 4

Piano Star 1
Watch Your Step – pg 12 (Stage B features)