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date: 20 April 2024

pizzicato (It.). ‘Plucked’; 

The Oxford Companion to Music
David MilsomDavid Milsom

usually abbreviated in printed music to ‘pizz.’. A technique, used most often on string instruments (usually of the violin family), in which the strings are made to vibrate by being grasped by the fingers of the right hand rather than bowed. The action usually takes place towards the end of the fingerboard, or just beyond it. The effect is possible with single notes, or with a number in quick succession, as a variant of ... ...

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