Frassettu (m)

(with) definite article: ? [su?]
➺ remark(s) below
Identical types: 29

From Italian "falsetto" [idem]; According to Gianfranco Meloni & Giulio Pala "identical to the Punt’e organu, but with its Tumbu replaced with one pitched an octave higher"; According to Franco Oppo it is the term for "any" Cunzertu with its Tumbu pitched 1 octave higher than the one commonly used; The existing types of Frassettus he mentions are: Punt’e organu (Contrappuntu), Ispinellu a frassettu, Fiuda bagadia (Fiudedda) and Fiorassiu (Fiorasseddu); NB¹: ➺ homonym; NB²: ➺ Cunzertu mannu; NB³: ➺ Giovanni Orrù.

Frassetto, Minore


Oppo, Franco: Il sistema dei cunzertus nelle launeddas [with extensive attention to the various tunings]. In: Sonos (1994), p.159/161 (note 21).

Meloni, Gianfranco & Pala, Giulio: Conoscere e suonare le launeddas. In: Launeddas: l’anima di un popolo (1997), p.158.