Xylharmonic glissando

A glissando of xylharmonic sounds.

Production

One hand mutes the strings with the side of the hand at their exact middle, while the other hand plays a glissando slightly above or below the muting hand.

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Xylharmonic glissando.

Sound

The notes sound an octave higher than notated and are muted.

Notation

A normal harmonic symbol combined with a muted symbol is added above or below the glissando. The glissando is notated where it is played. See: xylharmonics notation.

Range

This effect functions best in the middle register. In the high register the xylharmonics will be inaudible and the result is a muted glissando. In the low register the right hand cannot reach the strings properly.