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Saturday, May 22, 2010
A trill is a musical ornament. A trill has a "tr" or a long squiggle above the note. The exact way to play trills varies depending on the piece and performer. If the trill is the note C, you can play an alternation of (C,D,C,D,C...) or (D,C,D,C,D,C...). How many times depends on the tempo of the piece. Always follow the key signatures for the upper and lower notes.