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19 terms

Music Terms - Special String Terms

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Arco
Use the bow
Col Legno
With the bow stick (wood)
Detache
Smooth, separate bow stroke
Double Stops
To play two notes or strings at once
Harmonic
Touch the string lightly with the finger
Legato
Smooth, connected bow stroke
Loure
Smooth, gentle pause between slurred tones
Martele
Hammered stroke, brilliant, bell-like
Pizzicato
Pluck the string
Ponticello
Play near the bridge
Con Sordino (Con Sord. or Sordino)
With the mute
Senza Sordino (Senza Sord.)
Take the mute off
Slur
Two or more legato tones in a single bow stroke
Slurred Detache
Two or more staccato tones in the same bow stroke (clean stop between each tone)
Spiccato
Bow off the string, springing bow
Staccato
Detached notes, two or more stopped tones to a bow
Sul Corda (Sul.)
On the string of...
Sur la Touche
Bowed over the fingerboard
Tremolo
Very rapid movement of the bow