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tone color
timbre
a specific area in the range of an instrument
register
throbbing effect
vibrato
produce sound by using air
aerophones
produce sound from a vibrating string stretched between two points
chordophones
produce sound from the substance of the instrument itself
idiophones
drum-type instruments that are sounded from tightly stretched membranes
membranophones
smoothly
legato
with notes short and detached
staccato
plucked
pizzicato
sound produced when a finger of the left hand slides along the string while the right hand draws the bow, sounding all the pitches under the left hand finger
glissando
a rapid repetition of a tone through a quick up and down movement of the bow
tremolo
playing two strings at once
double stopping
crystalline tones in a very high register that are produced by lightly touching the string at certain points while the bow is drawn across the string
harmonics
broken chord
arpeggio
the entire oral mechanism of lips, lower facial muscles, and jaw
embouchure
performing without accompaniment; "in the chapel"
a cappella