Another common option is simply indicating 'vib.', 'senza vib.', 'molto vib.'
On 09:07, Wed 24 Apr 2013, David Nalesnik wrote:
> Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 09:07:51 -0500
> From: David Nalesnik <[hidden email]>
> Subject: Re: Off-topics : vibrato
> To: Pierre Perol-Schneider <[hidden email]>
> Cc: lilypond-user <[hidden email]>
> List-Id: LilyPond user discussion <lilypond-user.gnu.org>
> Hi Pierre,
> On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 8:58 AM, Pierre Perol-Schneider <
> [hidden email]> wrote:
> > Thanks Mike, looks interesting.
> > Do you think that this notation is often used by modern composers ?
> > Have you seen it elsewhere ?
> Graphic notations of vibrato are fairly common. A familiar example is
> Penderecki's Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima, scrolling score here:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HilGthRhwP8 > There's a link to an explanation of symbols there as well.
On 04/24/2013 04:36 PM, Owain Sutton wrote:
> Another common option is simply indicating 'vib.', 'senza vib.', 'molto vib.'
Depends how precise a visual indicator you want to have of the type of vibrato,
particularly with respect to precise indication of the 'vertical' extent (i.e.
the range of pitch variation) and the timing of changes in vibrato. If you want
a general indicator, this is fine, if you want to be more precise about its
speed or range, wiggly-line notation is better.
I wrote a music function for vibrato that temporarly overrides the trill
spanner to display a sine wave over top of the music; you can specify
the frequency and give it a list of amplitudes to show an increase or
decrease in vibrato speed.