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Arco vs. Pizzicato

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Arcoadverb

(music) A note in string instrument musical notation indicating that the bow is to be used in the usual way, usually following a passage that is played pizzicato.

Pizzicatoadverb

(music) To be played by plucking the strings instead of using the bow.

Pizzicatonoun

(music) A note that is played pizzicato

Pizzicato

A direction to violinists to pluck the string with the finger, instead of using the bow. (Abrev. pizz.

Pizzicatoadjective

(of instruments in the violin family) to be plucked with the finger

Pizzicatoadverb

with a light plucking staccato sound

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Pizzicato

Pizzicato (, Italian: [pittsiˈkaːto]; translated as , and sometimes roughly as ) is a playing technique that involves plucking the strings of a string instrument. The exact technique varies somewhat depending on the type of instrument : On bowed string instruments it is a method of playing by plucking the strings with the fingers, rather than using the bow.

‘pinched’; ‘plucked’;

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