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The purpose of legato is to run one note into the next, without separation between them. Usually in singing this occurs most prominently in 'melismas' which are points when a single syllable is sung across multiple notes. While there has to be some separation between syllables, you can still sing in a legato way, in which the gap between notes is reduced, ...


I'm afraid that there is no indication on playing notes randomly. You sometimes have a cadenza but this is just a passage where the performer is given a chance to solo a bit. This is not entirely random though as the performer still has to somewhat stay on theme. You also have Ad libitum which can be considered "At ones pleasure" This is when a performer is ...

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