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#1 2005-10-27 04:32:42

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

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. … 20Arts.doc



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