Re: Fast Trills or How fast are fast trills? (Thomas G Brennan )

Subject: Re: Fast Trills or How fast are fast trills?
From:    Thomas G Brennan  <g_brennantg(at)TITAN.SFASU.EDU>
Date:    Fri, 28 Feb 2003 03:00:21 -0600

On a harp you're looking at an action similar to that on a guitar in that the movements of the strings themselves and their amount of flexing would have some effect as would the type of string material used. However, in theory this could prove to be the fastest. As Christian pointed out earlier, some actions are shorter than that of a grand piano which can allow for some speed but there are still limitations even though although minimally. I primarily work on pianos, guitars, and banjos so these are the ones I have the most familiarity but I do sometimes work on other keyboard/action instruments and harps. A harp, for example, is plucked whereas a piano is percussed by the hammers so we're talking about different methodologies. If what you're looking for is the fastest trills possible I wonder about some of the wind instruments. Tom Tom Brennan, CCC-A/SLP, RHD web page

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