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Re: Fast Trills or How fast are fast trills?

I wonder if the "fastest trills" might be performed on a harp, since
there is no mediating mechanism at all, no action, not a thing
between the fingers and the strings.....

Susan Allen

Thomas G Brennan wrote:
 Judy, both performer ability and action recovery time will limit
Dear Tom and Judy,

I guess the fastest trills can be performed on a clavichord. The action
of this instrument is so simple and the path for the key to go so much
shorter that even a beginner can play reasonably fast trills. The
experts will moan that the ideal of "historically informed performance"
(HIP, this is very much like PC = "political correct") is not to produce
the fastest trills ever heard of, but I will nevertheless ask the
clavichord mailing list http://groups.yahoo.com/group/clavichord/ and
let you know the result.

Christian Kaernbach