Musical Terms: Trill

Trill




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A trill is a musical ornament made by the more or less rapid alternation of a note and the note above, in the classical period generally starting on the latter.

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A table depicting how to perform different types of trills when playing music from the Baroque period (1600-1750). Note the similarity between the symbol for trill and that of the mordent.

Liszt: Paganini Etude S.161 No.3 “La Campanella”
Yundi Li, Piano


Tartini: “Devil’s Trill”
Itzhak Perlma, Violin
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