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Re: missing term in Icking glossary

From: Trevor Baca
Subject: Re: missing term in Icking glossary
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2005 11:24:08 -0500

On 7/29/05, dax2 <address@hidden> wrote:
> That is good! yes! Tenuto means as long as possible but still with a
> pointed start of the tone (ansats/ansatz in Danish, I cannot find
> the English equivalent)


As in, "attack the note directly and with emphasis" or "when we look
at a spectrograph of the sound, we see that there is a lot of harmonic
activity during the note's attack." If you wanted you could say
"onset" (to calque directly from German, Danish, etc) but the term
that everybody uses is "attack". Compare with "release" which would be
the opposite - how all sorts of microscopically small details of
playing are handled right at the end of the note.


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