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I'm vaguely sure that an ornament exists for this but I'm not sure which one it is. I'm a music theory beginner, so pardon me if there's a simple answer. Basically, I want to alternate quickly between two notes an octave away from each other, but I'm not sure which ornament accomplishes this. It's like a trill except a farther distance apart. Any ideas?

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You're describing a tremolo. You can find good information on how to write it in the post What is this music symbol and how do I play it?

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    For those wondering, you can set a tremolo across any desired interval. Jul 6 at 15:07

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