I’ve recently started practicing a new piece of music out of one of Walters old books and came across a trill.
In Kabateks book, he explains how to play Trills as…
So thats about as clear as mud to me. In the situation I’m seeing, there are no grace notes following the trill, its just placed above the note. I had tried slurring to the next note up and back rapidly, but that only mutes the string. How would you play this? Is it just another vibrato? (Shake your finger left and right to produce a quaver?).The “Trill” is the swift, equal repetition of a principal note and the note that lies above it, in the regular succession of the diatonic scale; and ends with a turn, of which the last two notes are written as grace notes. A transposition sign placed over the TR, requires the degree above the principal note to be depressed; a transposition sign placed below the TR, requires the lower note of the graces to be raised.
The manner of playing the trill, on the zither, requires the principal note to be struck with the ring, and then slurred to the next degree, this must occur in rapid succession.