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    4th Element - Attribute


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    The largest element of the OMN language is ATTRIBUTE. This term covers the many hundreds of symbols and words that describe musical expression. 
    These terms are divided up very broadly within the OMN Glossary into two groupings: Articulations, Ornaments and Marks affecting all instrumental and vocal performance; Strings, Woodwind and Brass performance indicators being specific only to those instruments.

     

    Articulations cover Accents, Cesura, Fermata, Legato, Ties and Pedal. In musical performance these words, signs and symbols indicate a specific way of controlling the dynamic, intensity or duration of a musical event. This may be a single instance or covering a group of events.

     

    Ornaments are closely linked to articulation but usually include the addition of further pitches and subsequent changes in duration. Ornaments in OMN include Acciaccatura, Appoggiatura, Arpeggio, Glissando, Mordent, Trill, Tremolo, Turn and Two-note Tremolo. Ornamentation was once a required art for the musician to master with an expectation in the 17C and 18C that performers would freely embellish notated music as a matter of course, often going way beyond what was indicated in a score. In contemporary music ornamentation, whilst still using the symbols of Baroque performance practice, is most usually a precise and obligatory requirement seeking to give a special intensity to individual pitched events.

     

    Marks cover the many general performance indications found on a notated score that govern all instruments and voices. These include Repeat Signs and Rehearsal Marks.

     

    In OMN, performance instructions for woodwind and brass include the now common terms found in contemporary scores first collected together in Bruno Bartolozzi’s New Sounds for Woodwind. These may be linked through def-sound-set to available sample sets of woodwind and brass attack transients.

     

    For strings, performance instructions in OMN are comprehensively cited and in conjunction with a sample library can be used to trigger complex mixtures and layers of timbre type. Included within OMN are Arco, Pizz, Col Legno, Harmonics, Pizzicato, String, Sul Ponticello, Sul Tasto, Bowing Techniques and Vibrato.



    Reset

    norm
    ord
    nat
    non-trem
    sim
    ad-lib


    Strings Articulations

    arco-tasto
    tasto
    alto-tasto
    extr-tasto
    molto-tasto
    arco-ponte
    poco-ponte
    ponte
    molto-ponte
    da-ponte
    extr-ponte
    alto-ponte
    flaut
    spicc
    gettato
    ricochet
    jete
    crini
    arco
    arco-ord
    arco-lento
    tallone
    punta
    vib
    senza-vib
    con-vib
    vib-norm
    non-vib
    poco-vib
    molto-vib
    secco
    vib-ord
    legno
    legno-batt
    legno-tratto
    batt
    tasto-ponte
    tasto-ponte-tasto
    ponte-tasto-ponte
    ponte-tasto
    espr
    lh-pizz
    pizz
    pizz-nail
    snap
    pizz-ord
    pizz-trem
    slap
    lh-slap
    tap
    knock
    pizz-chit
    unis
    div
    tutti
    solo
    soli
    sulla-corda
    tutto-arco
    arm
    non-arm

     

    Bow

    ubow
    dbow

     

    Open String

    sul
    sul1
    sul2
    sul3
    sul4
    sul5
    sulg
    suld
    sula
    sule
    sulc


    Brass / Wind

    flutter-tongue
    half-depressed-valves
    hit-on-mouthpiece
    insert-straight-mute-into-bell
    kiss
    mouthpiece-backwards
    mouthpiece-only
    play-and-sing
    silent-brass
    snap-with-a-finger-on-the-bell
    stop-mute-closed
    stop-mute-open
    stop-mute-wahwah-effect
    without-mouthpiece
    air-noise-f
    air-noise-h
    air-noise-k
    air-noise-p
    air-noise-s
    air-noise-sh
    air-noise-t
    without-tubings
    over-blow
    under-blow
    harsh-blow
    without-air
    low-noise-blow
    high-noise-blow
    finger-damp
    hum
    breathy

     

    Tongue

    frull
    tong1
    tong2
    tong3
    tong-blocked
    tong-soft
    tong-hard


    Handbell

    hbmart


    Accents

    stacc
    stacs
    mart
    marc
    ten
    deta


    Harmonic

    harm
    harm2


    Muting

    mute
    unmute
    open
    con-sord
    senza-sord
    via-sord


    Grace Note

    app
    app-h
    acc-h
    app.
    -app
    -app-h
    -acc-h
    -app.
    app-q
    acc-q
    -app-q
    -acc-q
    acc
    app-e
    acc-e
    acc.
    -acc
    -app-e
    -acc-e
    -acc.
    app-s
    acc-s
    app-t
    acc-t
    app-x
    acc-x
    -app-s
    -acc-s
    -app-t
    -acc-t
    -app-x
    -acc-x


    Arpeggio

    arp
    arp-up
    arp-down
    arp-adlib


    Trill

    tr1-s
    tr1
    tr1-t
    tr1-x
    tr1-3e
    tr1-3s
    tr1-5q
    tr1-5e
    tr1-7q
    tr1-7e
    tr2-s
    tr2
    tr2-t
    tr2-x
    tr2-3e
    tr2-3s
    tr2-5q
    tr2-5e
    tr2-7q
    tr2-7e
    ltr1-s
    ltr1-t
    ltr1
    ltr1-x
    ltr1-3e
    ltr1-3s
    ltr1-5q
    ltr1-5e
    ltr1-7q
    ltr1-7e
    ltr2-s
    ltr2-t
    ltr2
    ltr2-x
    ltr2-3e
    ltr2-3s
    ltr2-5q
    ltr2-5e
    ltr2-7q
    ltr2-7e


    Tremolo

    trem-e
    trem-s
    trem
    trem-t
    trem-x
    trem-3e
    trem-3s
    trem-3t
    trem-5q
    trem-5e
    trem-5s
    trem-5t
    trem-7q
    trem-7e
    trem-7s
    trem-7t


    Two-Note-Tremolo

    ttrem-e
    ttrem-s
    ttrem
    ttrem-t
    ttrem-x
    ttrem-3e
    ttrem-3s
    ttrem-3t
    ttrem-5q
    ttrem-5e
    trem-5s
    trem-5t
    ttrem-7q
    ttrem-7e
    ttrem-7s
    ttrem-7t


    Fermata

    fermata
    fermata-s
    fermata-vs
    fermata-l
    fermata-vl


    Cesura

    cesura
    cesura2
    cesura3
    cesura4
    cesura5
    cesura6


    Comma

    comma
    comma2
    comma3
    comma4
    comma5
    comma6


    Mordent


    Upper

    mordent1
    mordent1-x
    mordent1-t
    mordent2
    mordent2-x
    mordent2-t


    Lower

    lmordent1
    lmordent1-x
    lmordent1-t
    lmordent2
    lmordent2-x
    lmordent2-t


    Upper Double

    dmordent1
    dmordent1-x
    dmordent1-t
    dmordent2
    dmordent2-x
    dmordent2-t


    Lower Double

    ldmordent1
    ldmordent1-x
    ldmordent1-t
    ldmordent2
    ldmordent2-x
    ldmordent2-t


    Turn


    Upper

    turn12
    turn22
    turn21
    turn11
    turn12-s
    turn22-s
    turn21-s
    turn11-s
    turn12-x
    turn22-x
    turn21-x
    turn11-x


    Lower

    lturn12
    lturn22
    lturn21
    lturn11
    lturn12-s
    lturn22-s
    lturn21-s
    lturn11-s
    lturn12-x
    lturn22-x
    lturn21-x
    lturn11-x


    Upper Classic

    cturn12
    cturn22
    cturn21
    cturn11
    cturn12-5e
    cturn22-5e
    cturn21-5e
    cturn11-5e


    Lower Classic

    lcturn12
    lcturn22
    lcturn21
    lcturn11
    lcturn12-5e
    lcturn22-5e
    lcturn21-5e
    lcturn11-5e



    Key Slap

    key-slap


    Harp

    bisb
    thin-pick
    between-tuning-peg-and-tuning-mechanism
    clang
    close-to-table
    dampened
    fingernail
    hand-on-the-corpus
    hand-on-the-strings
    knuckle-on-the-corpus
    semitone-downwards
    semitone-upwards
    wholetone-downwards
    wholetone-upwards
    pedal-noise
    tuning-wrench
    hit
    xylophone-tone


    Cue Notes


    (50% Size Note)

    cue


    Number

    num0
    num1
    num2
    num3
    num4
    num5
    num6
    num7
    num8
    num9
    num10
    num11
    num12


    Finger

    dig1
    dig2
    dig3
    dig4
    dig5


    Repeat

    repeat


    Ending

    end1
    end2
    end3
    end4
    end5
    end6
    end7
    end8
    end9
    end10


    Legato

    leg


    Tie

    tie


    Glissando

    gliss
    gliss2
    gliss3
    gliss4
    kgliss
    kgliss-ch


    Octave Shifts

    8va
    8vb
    15ma
    15mb


    Pedals

    ped1
    ped
    half-ped1
    half-ped
    sost-ped1
    sost-ped
    una-corda1
    una-corda


    Hand

    ms
    md
    lh
    rh


    User Attributes


    The ADD-TEXT-ATTRIBUTES function allows you to add your own list of attribute names (playing techniques) to the system.

     

    (add-text-attributes
     '(ord-tasto "ord⟶tasto")
     '(tasto-ponte "sul tasto⟶pont.")
     )


    Example

    A. Webern, Streichtrio, op. 20, 1927

    '((e bb4 p> leg s fs5 stacc fs5 stacc+pizz -
         (acc b3 arco+harm+leg) c4 pp c4 stacc+pizz -
         a5 p> arco+leg d6 stacc (acc cs5 leg) gs4 stacc -)
      (s cs5 pp stacc+pizz (acc a5 leg+arco) gs4 stacc
         -e -s gs4 p> stacc+ten (acc a5 leg) d6 stacc eb4 pp ten+pizz))

    at1.png

     

     

    A. Webern, Sechs Bagatellen für Streichquartett, 1913

    '((-e -s (leg eb5 pp< ponte+con-sord 3e a6 < eb5 < a6 < leg))
      ((leg 3e eb5 mp> a6 > eb5 >) -e -e)
      (-e -3e - (leg+stacc e4 ppp< < < p)))

    at2.png

     

     

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