In percussion notation, how does one interpret a slurred tremolo?



Asked by: Dave Luck

Can you slur on percussion?





As drummers, we do not use slurs often because we don’t read melodic notes. However, if you are a percussionist playing a pitched instrument like timpani or vibraphone, you will see slurs often.

How do you read a tremolo?


And always look how many lines are in between this indicates what type of note it will be for example two lines would be sixteenth notes three lines would be thirty-second notes etc.

What is a tremolo percussion?

a vocal technique involving a wide or slow vibrato, not to be confused with the trillo or “Monteverdi trill”

What is a tremolo note?

In modern parlance, tremolo/tremolando is a rapid repetition on one note – so rapid that if it’s played by a string ensemble it blurs into shimmering haze. The mysterious nebula-like sounds that begin around half of Bruckner’s symphonies are the classic example.

What does a slur sound like?





And the bowing techniques enable different types of phrasing as well now on the piano if i were to play those same series of notes. And try to get the sound of a slur.

How do you write a slur?

Word here's a short snippet of music if we add a slur beneath the quavers or eighth notes. It. Now means that the quavers are played smoothly. I've highlighted the notes to be played smoothly.

How do you notate a fingered tremolo?

Fingered tremolo resembles a trill, but often with a larger interval between the fingers. The notation shows the tremolo marking between two notes rather than intersecting stems, or directly under or over a whole note. The convention is to show the full value of each of the notes in the tremolo pair.

What is measured tremolo?

Measured tremolo is a specific repetition of notes per beat measured exactly in a given tempo. It’s a type of notation shorthand which takes up less space than writing all the notes out, commonly found in published classical works.

How do you do a tremolo note?

Tremolo is made by taking two or more notes and bouncing. Them back and forth on each other. So for example I'm going to take two c''s and tremolo them together while rocking my wrist back and forth.



How do you notate a tremolo between two notes?

Tremolo is the rapid repetition of one note, or a rapid alternation between two notes or chords. It is indicated by strokes through the stems of the notes or chords. If the tremolo is between two, the bars are drawn between them. Tremolo symbols are also used to notate drum rolls.

What effect does tremolo have in music?

Tremolo is a music performance technique in which a performer plays an individual note or two alternating notes as fast as possible. Tremolo is an Italian term that means “trembling,” and it captures the trembling and quivering sound created by the fast repetition of one or two notes.

What does a tremolo do?

Tremolo is a volume-based modulation. A tremolo effect rapidly raises and lowers the volume of your audio signal, which creates a sensation of motion.



What tremolo sounds like?

Tremolo, in electronics, is the variation in amplitude of sound achieved through electronic means, sometimes mistakenly called vibrato, and producing a sound somewhat reminiscent of flanging, referred to as an “underwater effect”.

What is tremolo bias?

Tube Bias Tremolo



This type works by using the LFO waveform (usually a sine wave) to vary the bias of the power tubes. This turns the signal up and down and lends a vibrato-like sound. In fact, Fender amps use the term “vibrato” on their amps for this effect.

What’s the opposite of tremolo?

Vibrato is a change in pitch, tremolo is a repeated note, or rapid change in amplitude of a note. Often, I hear, particularly with vocals, a rapid change in tone, which is neither of the above. The pitch stays the same, and it’s not a re-iterated note (or a trill), but a different sort of embellishment.

What is tremolo in vocal?

A tremolo is a vibrato that is too fast and varies too little in pitch, while a wobble is too slow and varies too widely. Another common problem is an unintended straight tone – a seeming inability to produce vibrato at all.



What is the difference between a trill and a tremolo?

SUMMARY: Both are a fluttering sound, but the trill can be played a half step. The tremolo is symbolized by a slash while the trill is symbolized by “TR.” The tremolo accentuates the music; the trill makes your music better.