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Re: Fast Trills or How fast are fast trills?

You perhaps mean "place" and not "tap"?   the harpist alternates
hands on a trill so the placing occurs while something else is going
on and doesn't delay the trill...

With a harp, the task is more complicated. You need not only to tap the
strings but to pluck them. A flute might be good (as long as the
build-up of the tone does not take to long), or if it is simply for the
matter of motor speed: a table. [A clavichord action comes close to

susan allen wrote:
 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.....