tutti pizzicato - Orchestral effects - Philipp Dangas

tutti pizzicato - Orchestral effects

General information on tutti pizzicato

A pronounced "tutti" represents the pizzicato of the string orchestra. Combined with the harp, a certain brilliance is achieved. But without the support of the horns, no good effect is achieved. In addition, it becomes pointed and glassy in the highest altitudes.

tutti pizzicato as part of the „symphonic world music“

It is possible to use the tutti pizzicato to create a sound character that is very similar to the sound of softly dampened electric guitars. The string orchestra should be strong and the groups of instruments should not be divided. Dynamic adjustment is required. Of course according to the sound result that is to be achieved.

tutti pizzicato demonstrated in an exemplary manner

The following example is a tutti pizzicato. The string group is led thematically. Note the different dynamic instructions. A p [Italian: piano = "quiet"] version of the theme precedes an mf [Italian: mezzoforte = "moderately loud"] version.

Downloads for the [ Orchestral effects:  tutti pizzicato ]

Music by Peter Tchaikovsky
Sound file for the score „4th Symphony“ 
Download size: 113 Kilobytes
PDF file for the score „4th Symphony“ 
Download–size: 107 Kilobytes

Note on the score with an example of [tutti pizzicato]

A graphic with an extract from the score follows. Excerpt from the "4th Symphony in F minor Opus 36". Composition by Peter Tchaikovsky. An example of tutti pizzicato. The graphic can also be enlarged. It is Link-Sensitive [Clickable].

Example of the little tutti Example of the overlap technique