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#1 2005-10-27 04:32:42

klakritz
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From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'plucktrum' for 'plectrum'

Also ‘pluctrum.’ A plectrum is a device for plucking a string. Despite the superficial resemblance, ‘plectrum’ and ‘pluck’ do not share a common etymology. Examples:

TalkBass Forums – Do You Use A Plucktrum, or Classic Plucking
www.talkbass.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-113786.html

The brushing `zzzzz’ of The horse tail on Sharon’s fiddle, The plucktrum strums
over Jim’s 6 strings, everything is discretely audible …
www.amazon.com/gp/product/customer-reviews/B000050IKC

This instrument is played with bare fingers without using Plucktrum.
sketchesofraj.blogspot.com/2005/10/my-classical-guitar-tabs.html

Harpsichords operate using a plucktrum, thus each note played is
the same volume regardless of how hard the keys are pushed.
forum.planet-megaman.com/viewtopic.php?p=87121&sid=a9884a8ccd1bcf14aee88eb8bb0fd1ec

This is because the keys are directly connected to a plucktrum (like a guitar
pick—to over simply this) which must overcome the wires and then fall back …
www.bach-cantatas.com/BWV140-D4.htm

This course is designed for the student wishing in-depth study in reading and
the pluctrum (with pick) approach to playing.
www.mnps.org/instruction/HPOS_0506/2%20 … 20Arts.doc

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