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Chris -- 2011-03-08
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
The brushing `zzzzz’ of The horse tail on Sharon’s fiddle, The plucktrum strums
over Jim’s 6 strings, everything is discretely audible …
This instrument is played with bare fingers without using Plucktrum.
Harpsichords operate using a plucktrum, thus each note played is
the same volume regardless of how hard the keys are pushed.
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 …
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