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42
SECOND PART.
The Vibrato or close shake
is a trembling similar to the vibrato of a vocalist. Em­ployed occasionally and with discretion it is of good effect. On the violin it is produced by setting the finger in tremulous movement upon the string, so that the pitch slightly rises and falls. Only the thumb and the finger in use must participate in the holding of the instrument. There is no special sign for the close shake in general use, its employment depending upon the player's taste. Sometimes it is indicated by the word vibrato.*
The trill is an even alternation, — usually quick, — of two adjacent notes and may be executed on all the notes of the violin. The note played alternately with the principal note may be either a tone or a half tone distant. The trill is made both with and without a turn at the end. The turn is played in one bow with the shake, and at the same speed. Exceptions exist in shakes ending
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