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a. (in playing the violin, cello, etc.) the rapid repetition of a single note produced by a quick back-and-forth movement of the bow
b. the rapid reiteration of two notes usually a third or greater interval apart (fingered tremolo)
2. (in singing) a fluctuation in pitch
3. a vocal ornament of late renaissance music consisting of the increasingly rapid reiteration of a single note
4. another word for tremulant



in music, the rapid reiteration of one tone, of two tones separated by an interval of at least a third, or of two chords, provided at least one note in the first chord is separated by a third or more from at least one note in the second.

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La influencia de la escuela de Tarrega se hace sentir en la incorporacion del tremolo en el flamenco.
Brian designed an instrument from scratch, with the intention that it would have a capability beyond anything that was out there, more tunable, with a greater range of pitches and sounds, with a better tremolo, and with a capability of feeding back through the air in a 'good' way'.
Common traits include fast tempos, shrieked vocals, highly distorted guitars played with tremolo picking, blast beat drumming, raw (lo-fi) recording and unconventional song structures.
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Complete Warm-Up for Classical Guitar" is a collection of classical guitar exercises divided into arpeggios, scales, tremolo, and slurs.
In addition to such characteristics computed directly using pitch and salience, there exist two other complicated features: vibrato and tremolo which are calculated using STFT on contours.
Everything from Marshall stacks to boutique amps that would cost thousands to buy are wonderfully and responsively replicated, while there's an equally impressive set of effects such as Edge-like delays and vintage tremolo onboard.
The Recording Academy, which is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers, will be using AEG Digital Media's multi-angle Tremolo Player throughout events at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, which recognize musical excellence.
Pulling you close with every bit of elastic tremolo and falsetto wisp, he closed his eyes, and you could tell he was picturing himself on a much bigger stage.
Back together for a 40th anniversary tour with ace guitar man Brinsley Schwarz in the fold, the Ducks combine Stones/Feelgoods style driving rock with country The Robin was nowhere near capacity, but Coast to Coast and Tremolo Bay helped fill the gaps nicely.