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date: 08 December 2019

Aufheben [absetzen](Ger.: ‘to lift up’)locked

  • David D. Boyden

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[absetzen](Ger.: ‘to lift up’)

In string playing, an 18th-century term for a ‘lifted’, off-string bow-stroke, a controlled stroke executed mainly by the fingers and wrist. It is limited in speed by the ability of the wrist and fingers to produce it. At faster tempos, the bow remains on the string or bounces of its own accord (i.e. sautilu or spiccato). ...

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