Playing Tremolo

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  1. fox

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    I have a piece for violin and it has a few notes with tremolo. How would I play that on a flute? Would it be vibrato?
     
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    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    That's a good question. Tremolo on a violin doesn't really sound like vibrato and it doesn't really sound like a trill, but I think a trill might be the closest.
     
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    Carl H. Distinguished Member Distinguished Member

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    Tremolo is a very fast repeated articulation, a flutter tongue is probably the closest thing available to you. Whether you can do it in context or not is a different matter.

    (Violin was my day and night gig for many years.)
     
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    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    Good point! Flutter-tongue is all but impossible for me, so I didn't even think of it.
     
  5. fox

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    Thanks guys. I've made a note. I'm not advanced enough for Flutter-tonguing. I'm still learning me notes!
     

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