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And so the question: I would like to indicate a certain bar in a trombone score using the flutter technique. How can I label and remove it correctly?

I mean labels like for strings pizz and arco

By flutter technique I mean this:

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    This is a great question, and the answer applies to multiple instruments. I've taken the liberty of generalizing the title, but of course please roll back if you feel the change is inappropriate.
    – Aaron
    Sep 12 at 15:50
  • @Aaron Ok, thanks, I think I agree with you
    – RoyalGoose
    Sep 12 at 15:51
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The notation shown in the video — the standard tremolo notation — is the correct way to indicate a flutter. In can (should) be supplemented with "f.t" (flutter tongue) for clarity.

As long as a note has no tremolo, it will be played normally.

For an extended passage, you can write "flutter" at the beginning and either use a dotted line (as in an 8va indication) or "end flutter" (or similar) to denote the passage.

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  • Thanks for the answer, I think this is exactly what I need.
    – RoyalGoose
    Sep 12 at 15:52

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