nederlands / english

Glissando can be played either smoothly, without reference to the frets, as on other stringed instruments, or ‘hearing’ the frets. Short glissandi were already used as an embellishment by17th and 18th century French vdg composers.

Pizzicato
As explained before, the strings of the instrument are made of gut. Pizz will sound different to pizz on metal strings. Bartok pizz is not possible on the 4 top strings; on the low strings it can be used but not too often as it can influence the tuning.