A gliding effect; gliding.
A sliding, pitch effect.
A rapid slide through a series of consecutive tones in a scale like passage. When two notes are played with glissando on, every note in between the two notes will be played in a sequential order. Similar to portamento except that the pitch changes in semitone steps.
sliding upwards or downwards of adjacent notes
glissando refers to the act of sliding between two pitches, passing through all the pitches in between.
(Ital.) : A slide across the specified range of the instrument. Glissandi are most successful on the trombone (with it makes a scooping effect), the harp (angelic), and keyboard instruments (where, of course, you hear the white notes only).
Sliding from one note to another. In the stricter sense, it requires hitting all the notes in between (unlike in portamento). Example: Bellini: Beatrice di Tenda - excerpt from the final cabaletta (from the CD NC 70560-2) The context: Beatrice, innocently condemned to death, goes to her execution. She asks her friends not to weep for her and says that for her death is triumph and not suffering, she is leaving all pain behind. This sound excerpt contains 3 downward glissandi.
A glissando is a sliding musical sound, a smooth and seamless rising and falling of pitches; you can easily create this effect with your voice or on many other instruments such as the theremin, trombone or violin.
a sliding movement from one pitch to the other
(Italian), "slide." A rapid succession of pitches made by sliding a finger up or down a string. Indicated with a straight line between note heads. Abbr.: gliss.
An Italian word for "slide", meaning sliding up and down a series of notes very quickly.
a rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale
(musical direction) in the manner of a glissando (with a rapidly executed series of notes); "this should be played glissando, please"
a sequence of notes played in rapid succession that ends on the primary note to be played
a smooth change in pitch
sliding or bending the pitch
Playing the notes of a musical scale in order rapidly within a piece of music. The effect is a rapid sweep up or down the scale.
sliding up and down the a series of notes (plural: glissandi)
A music playing technique performed with a gliding effect by sliding one or more fingers rapidly over the keys of a piano or the strings of a harp (or a guitar).
Used to describe sliding in music from one note to another.
Rapid slide through pitches of a scale.
Moving smoothly from one tone to another tone, continuously changing pitch.
The musical equivalent of slipping on a banana peel. A technique adopted by string players for difficult runs.
Sliding quickly between one note and another without any perceptible pitches in between. A true glissando is best obtained on instruments like the violin, trombone or timps, where the production of continuous sound is not impeded by keys or frets.
Sliding. On a piano, dragging your finger across the white keys. On a harp, dragging your finger across the strings. On stringed instruments, like a guitar, this can mean simply sliding your finger up or down the string after it is picked, but the proper term for a smooth gliss is " portamento".
(''It.'') â€“ "sliding" â€“ A continuous sliding from one pitch to another (a "true" glissando), or an incidental scale played while moving from one melodic note to another (an "effective" glissando).
The movement of the pitch between two notes in discrete semi-tonal steps.
What usually precedes the highest note in the soprano's big aria.
Sliding movement from one pitch to another, sounding all pitches in between.
Gliss. The rapid scale achieved by sliding the nail of the thumb or third finger over the white keys of the piano. Glissando is commonly used in playing the harp. For bowed instruments glissando indicates a flowing, unaccented playing of a passage.
A "slide" through a series of consecutive pitches.
Glissando (plural: glissandi) is a musical term that refers to either a continuous sliding from one pitch to another (a "true" glissando, or informally, note bending), or an incidental scale played while moving from one melodic note to another (an "effective" glissando).