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A directive to a bowed string instrument performer that the indicated notes are to be plucked with the fingers rather than bowed (arco). The abbreviation for this term is pizz.
Other variations of pizzicato include, snap pizzicato (or Bartók pizz), buzz pizzicato and nail pizzicato.


Dmitri Shostakovich: Ballet Suite No. 1, "Music Box Waltz"

Léo Delibes: Sylvia, "Pizzicato"

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, II

Sergei Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63, II

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas brasileiras, No. 5, I

See Also

[Abbreviation] pizz.
[English] snap pizzicato
[English] snap pizz
[English] buzz pizzicato
[English] nail pizzicato
[Italian] Bartók pizz


Last Updated: 2016-06-06 19:41:39