Silde & Glissando

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by str8_bourbon, May 25, 2005.

  1. What's the difference? Can someone help me out?
  2. Silde??? :confused: :eek: :confused: :eek:
  3. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Yeah, because it's funny to make fun of people that don't use English as a first language. :rolleyes:

    To the original poster. Here is what I found.

    Definition of the Term Glissando

    Example of the Sound

    Sounds like a ten dollar word for the sound of a slide. :D
  4. Lighten up will ya??!! :rollno: :rollno:

    It's supposed to be us Brits who are losing our sense of humour. ;) ;)
  5. oh yeah, sorry, i meant "sLIde". I was under the impression that a slide and glissando were different, I was hoping that someone could explain the difference?
  6. i guess a slide is a type of glissando that only applys to stringed instruments?
  7. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Like I said, I think glissando is just the italian term for "slide". Most musical terms are italian.
  8. The two terms mean pretty much the same thing on a fretted bass. A slide is just a slide from one note to another. It's also called a portamento. On a fretless instrument it comes out smooth. When you break it up into a series of notes, it becomes a glissando. Frets break it up for you, so there's no real difference on a fretted instrument.
  9. 43apples

    43apples Guest

    Nov 9, 2003
  10. I think i got it, thanks guys.
  11. Bassist4Life


    Dec 17, 2004
    Buffalo, NY
  12. Joe Beets

    Joe Beets Guest

    Nov 21, 2004
    Glissando, PISSando. Just put on a good set of Flatwounds and have fun. Next I suppose you will want to know how to notate an APPOGGITURA. ;)