Xylharmonic glissando

A glissando of xylharmonic sounds.


One hand mutes the strings with the side of the hand at their exact middle, while the other hand plays a glissando slightly above or below the muting hand.


The notes sound an octave higher than notated and are muted.


A normal harmonic symbol combined with a muted symbol is added above or below the glissando. The glissando is notated where it is played. See: xylharmonics notation.


This effect functions best in the middle register. In the high register the xylharmonics will be inaudible and the result is a muted glissando. In the low register the right hand cannot reach the strings properly.