In singing, or in the use of the bow, a gradual carrying or lifting of the voice or sound very smoothly from one note to another; a gliding from tone to tone.
Italian for 'carrying' the vocal technique of bridging the interval between two notes with no break in the sound and with a very slight anticipation of the second note.
moving between notes with no appreciable break in sound
(Ital.) : A gentle sliding up into a pitch, common with opera soloists and occasionally to be heard in the orchestral strings.
Portamento, sometimes called Slide, (such as on a Roland TB303 Bassline), is the sliding of one note up in pitch to the pitch of the following note.....The portamento switch, on/off, is midi controller number 64 for General Midi.
the ability of some players to move from a wrong note to a right one without anyone noticing
A means of carrying the voice from one note to the next, without break (see also: glissando). Example: Bellini: I Puritani - excerpt from the Mad Scene in Act II (from the CD NC 170562-2) The context: Elvira has gone mad. Her madness is an extension of depression. In this example, Edita Gruberova as Elvira portaments from ' lascia' up to ' temi [ morir]', i.e. "let me die". to convey Elvira's utter despair. The portamento is used for deep expressive intent. Golden Age singers were noted for their use of portamenti, often frowned upon by today's so-called purists: the portamento is an essential, vital effect for vocal expression.
"Carried," a slur between two notes
the manner of sustaining and conducting the voice from one sound to another.
(pour-tah-MEN-toe) The smooth movement in singing or playing a stringed instrument from one note to the next; a portamento can only be achieved in legato singing or playing, and is frequently compared to "glissando," which literally means sliding from one note to the next.
An adjustable performance effect that glides or bends the pitch from one note to the next.
A continuous glide from one note to another, like sliding your finger up a guitar string. This is similar but different from a glissando, which plays discrete notes, like dragging your finger over the white keys of the keyboard. The rumor is that Korg considered portamento to be an unneeded feature, so it was not designed into the 01.
(''It.'') â€“ "a carrying" â€“ Passing from one tone to another by sliding between the notes, usually in voice or strings. Common in Romantic music.
The continuous slewing of the pitch between two notes.
A gliding effect that allows a sound to change pitch at a gradual rate, rather than abruptly, when a new key is pressed or MIDI note sent.
POHR-tah-MEN-toh]: The Italian word for "carrying" refers, in opera, to a means of vocally moving from one note to another. Rather than going directly from one note straight to the next, portamento allows the singer to vocally "bridge" the notes. Portamento shouldn't be confused, though, with sliding or scooping, and the decision of whether or not to use portamento is a stylistic one. While it may be appropriate at moments in Verdi, Donizetti or Puccini, it's really inappropriate stylistically in Mozart, for instance.
"Carrying" the voice through all the pitches between the first and last sounded.
Portamento is a musical term currently used to mean pitch bending or sliding, and in 16th century polyphonic writing refers to a type of musical ornamentation.