Re: Fast Trills or How fast are fast trills? (susan allen )

Subject: Re: Fast Trills or How fast are fast trills?
From:    susan allen  <susie(at)SHOKO.CALARTS.EDU>
Date:    Wed, 26 Feb 2003 23:38:12 -0800

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 >> trills. > >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 and >let you know the result. > >Best, >Christian Kaernbach

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