- 輕顫音： 輕顫音是左手先對右手彈出的音上下來回顫動，幅度不太大。
Previously, I briefly discussed the difference between trill and mordent. However, I find in practice, sometimes it is really difficult to differentiate both in Guzheng. This is especially obviously when I need to pay a 1/32 note that has a trill symbol. Well… since the time is so short, how would I do a trill? Would I do a mordent instead? I have posted this questions on social media, but haven’t received much response from other Guzheng players. But to conquer my curiosity, I continued to google and do some research. Finally, I found an article that has nicely compared and explained the differences between trill, mordent and glissando. The article is in Simplified Chinese. For those who can read Simplified Chinese, please feel free to download the attachment (see link above). But here are some of the key points:
- A mordent is like a heavy/ strong trill in Guzheng. the degree is movement is relatively big.
- A heavy/strong trill in Guzheng requires a player to bend a string more. Hence the resulting pitch range is larger.
- A light/weak trill in Guzheng requires a player to bend a string less compared to a heavy/strong trill. Hence the resulting pitch range is smaller.