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- n. A tremolo section of a piece
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Same as tremando.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In music, in a tremulous manner; in a manner characterized by a tremolo. Also tremando.
We read daily that it is reprehensible in this or that singer to indulge in this vibration, while in reality it is the tremolando which is blamed.
Acoustic novelties include players placing coins on strings to create an ethereal tremolando.
The captain looked at his mandolin as though he was blaming it for something, 'I was only practising tremolando scales.'
Playing with the bow close to the bridge (sul ponticello), chiefly used tremolando, produces a metallic sound; playing on the finger-board (sul tasto, flautando) creates a dull, veiled effect.
These two instruments can execute rapid tremolando without difficulty.
As a rule harmonics are employed on sustained notes, tremolando, or here and there for brilliant effects; they are rarely used in extremely simple melodies.
In tremolando they can execute the most gradual crescendo, diminuendo, the sfp and morendo.
Higher notes given in Table A, should only be used with caution, that is to say when they are of long value, in tremolando, slow, flowing melodies, in not too rapid sequence of scales, and in passages of repeated notes.
It is not wholly theatre music: that passage in the bass, galloping up and down the scale against a tremolando accompaniment, is in itself fine music; even Hunding's rough cow-horn makes a musical effect.
With its gently rocking motion and the tremolando in the bass it is as beautiful in its way as the opening scene, already discussed, of the second Act of _Tristan_ -- the picture of the brook running through the darkness from the fountain in King Mark's castle garden.
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