BiwaVocab for Satsuma-Biwa

Sound Information System by Junko Ueda

Tremelo

Below you can find various tremolo techniques: a fast repeating of up and down strokes over one or more strings.

Tremelo

Tremolo on one string (Shige-te)
Simple tremolo on one string.
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Tremolo on more strings (Shige-te)
Tremolo on various strings. It can be indicated by 'Shari-Shari'.
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Fragmented tremolo

Fragmented tremolo on one string (Hachi-no-ji)
Plucking one string in both directions: down-up-down (so-called 'Sha-Gi-Shan'). This is performed by drawing a kind of 8 over the strings. This technique is called 'Hachi-no-ji' (which literally means 'letter 8').
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Fragmented tremolo on more strings (Hachi-no-ji)
Plucking more strings in both directions: down-up-down (so-called 'Sha-Gi-Shan'). This is performed by drawing a kind of 8 over the strings. This technique is called 'Hachi-no-ji' (which literally means 'letter 8').
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