I'm transcribing liturgical choir music. I want to know is there an articulation that's longer then staccato but shorter then a note without an articulation. I have half notes that needs to be sung shorter but not as short as staccato. How do I need to notate these half notes in this situation? Thanks
Okay, very obvious answer: you can simply use the text marking poco staccato. This means, a little bit staccato. However, I actually think the solution suggested in one of the comments, to use shorter note values separated by rests, is the most clear and practical notation.
You can use portato, which is an articulation that is longer than staccato and shorter than legato.