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Octave tremolos

Postby Papa Bear » Thu Feb 17, 2005 5:50 pm

How do I notate an octave tremolo in the bass clef for the piano. Ones that sound like a tympani roll. I couldnt find an answer in here. Help, I am in the middle of arranging a piece for brass quartet, mass chorus, and piano.
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Postby Zapruder » Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:51 am

I think this is what you are looking for:

Suppose you want a whole 4/4 bar tremolo between an F and a C.

- Create the F and C as two half notes (sorry, I don't know the english "quaver-system").
- Select the whole bar.
- Go to the third keypad F10
- Select the tremolo on the keypad (Enter button
- Select the type of tremolo with the digit keys (the amount of "beams" dictates the spead of the tremolo.
- Now you should have two whole notes (the correct notation of a tremolo in this situation) connected by the tremolo beams.

Of course, you can use this method in all situations: one bar, two beats, one beat, etc ... .

Let me know if it works.

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Re: Octave tremolos

Postby sbass » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:36 am


Greetings from 2018, I just tried your method and it works. Many thanks!

Warm Regards,
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