Articulation marks are the symbols placed above or below the staff or above, below or around a note to indicate how that note should be played. The table below lists down the common articulation marks used in music.
||a wavy vertical line next to a chord; it means to play the chord in succession quickly rather than simultaneously.
||placed above or below the note; it means to emphasize the note
||apostrophe placed above the staff; it means to take a breath
||often placed at the end of a music piece; it means that a note should be sustained longer than its value.
||a curved line that connects two or more notes that have the same or different pitch
||dot placed above or below a note; it means to play it short
||line placed above or below the note; it means to play the full value of the note
||curved line that connects two notes of the same pitch