What is STACCATO? Staccato is a musical term that means, "with QUICK, sharp sounds or movements". You've probably heard singers and instrumentalists use Staccato as a stylist or expressive tool. But, it also has amazing applications for improving Vocal Technique! Staccato assists with vocal fold looseness, agility, pitch precision, and vibrato. One way to practice Staccato is to repeatedly speak or sing the word, :HA" like a panting puppy. It is helpful to accentuate the letter "H" with each sound you make. This consonant helps loosen the vocal folds and ensures that each note will come in free from tension and hopefully with great precision. Practicing Staccato will build surprising new skills for your singing...real QUICK!