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The Oxford Companion to Music
Simon McVeighSimon McVeigh, David MilsomDavid Milsom

(It., ‘trembling’, ‘quivering’). Some terminological confusion surrounds the terms ‘tremolo’ and ‘vibrato’. In modern usage ‘tremolo’ indicates a change of intensity or repetition of a note, whereas ...2 More specifically, tremolo is an ornament used by 17th- and 18th-century string players. The note is lightly repeated within a single bowstroke, the separations being scarcely noticeable. The sign is a wavy line above a long note, or above a series of repeated notes.... ...

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