Portamento


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Portamento

 

(Italian, “carrying,” from portare, “to carry”), the smooth execution of a melody by means of a retarded glide from one note to another. Close to glissando, it is used in singing and bowed-instrument playing.

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However, Kennaway emphasizes that the emergence of a pervasive trend such as this does not indicate singularity of practice, and he advises modern cellists who would recreate the effects of nineteenth-century portamento that the historical models from which they might choose remain diverse; some represent personal idiosyncrasies, others consensus views, and still others styles extrapolated from a variety of sources.
The fact Portamento already has a win at Chester to his name this term is another plus as he should act on the track but would probably like it to quicken up a touch before post time.
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The purpose of introducing subtle musical distinctions, such as pitch, dynamics, duration, portamento (pitch shift), real time, phrasing, parallelisms, pitch and dynamic palindromes, etc.
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Pido also displayed little sense of the rubato and portamento that Massenet so meticulously noted in his scores and that are inextricably related to the accents of the French language.
But no potter that I have seen is able to consistently produce the depth and variation (the exquisite portamento of kaki and black) with which Hagiwara imbues his pieces.
The voice had changed: the divisions between registers more pronounced, the low notes huskier, the movement up the scale a bit stiffer though the downward portamento was still an aural luxury.
THE DRUMS PORTAMENTO IT may be just more than a year since the release of their self-titled debut, but The Drums - minus guitarist Adam Kessler who quit in September 2010 - make a swift return with second album Portamento.
The Drums - Portamento IT MAY be little more than a year since the release of their self-titled debut, but The Drums - minus guitarist Adam Kessler who quit in September 2010 -make a swift return with second album Portamento.