ECOLM - An Electronic Corpus of Lute Music
Ornaments are encoded in the form
where ‘xy’ is the code from a list of defined ornament
signs; often ‘y’ is not needed, but in one or two cases, the code is a
compound of a letter and a number, e.g.
The ‘pos’ value is as that for line-start and -end positions, above; in most
cases there is a default value, so pos may usually be omitted altogether.
Furthermore, there are shortcuts for a few common ornaments (in their default positions) which replace the entire lettersuppsign (see also Fingerings); they immediately follow the note to which they are attached, without any space:
[To see how to encode each of these examples fully, click on their image]
(Oa1:5)can be indicated by a comma:
,(backfall, Abzug or Triller)
u(doesn’t appear as a tablature letter; same as next)
#(Bebung - vibrato - or Tremulanten; in English tablatures c1600, it means a generic ‘relish’)
x(incredibly rare as a tablature letter; Mordant, Martellement, or a special form of vibrato)
#(Bebung [?] in Weiss)