Embellishment of Tones Add one dose of sweetener and stir gently.
Embellishments are the musical symbols instructing the performer to embellish or add to the actual written notes and instruction. Through embellishment, the performer can add more style to the music making it more appealing or enjoyable to the listener. Most composers use ornamentation or style marks as a way of expressing themselves through the music by adding emotion which is what music is all about.
Ornamentation & Style Marks
As mentioned, ornamentation can help the composer convey his intent to the performer by offering the freedom of style and emotion. Through the embellishment of tones and chords, the audience gets a more accurate sense of how the composer really feels and the true message of the song. Review the symbols of ornamentation below:
below the staff, play an octave lower