sul tasto


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sul tasto

with the bow close to the fingerboard
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14, "freely, introverted, [and] sul tasto," as though the composer does not trust the performer's own ability to make correct interpretive decisions.
Of these, there were five types of pizzicato (regular, snap, stopped with finger, stopped with nail) and four types of martellato (as noted in the preface to the score).(6) Finally, there were four special timbres: harmonics, sul tasto, sul ponticello, and col legno.
Along with the usual sul ponticello and sul tasto effects, Takemitsu frequently calls for harmonics combined with glissandi - a common effect in Takemitsu's string writing that may derive from Messiaen.
In a discussion of the right (bowing) hand, he covers variants of sul tasto, sul ponticello, and col legno playing and devotes far more consideration to transitions from one special effect to another and to jeu normal than would seem warranted, given that such indications are common neither in this collection nor in violin repertory generally.