Tralian: The Trillo - a new kind of stringed instrument

The trillo is unveiled. A scientific breakthrough and musical masterpiece of the fine arts. It has evolved from three decades of intense research and two previous patents for methodology and design. U.S. pioneer patents #4,993,300 for methodology and #281,700 for design.

A natural all wood instrument of music, that has a new expanded method of playing with both hands upon the fretboard. Spoon curved wings, a belly, a chin, scrolls, and a sleek diamond shaped acoustical body with a hollow upper string chamber instead of a bridge, that encompasses a driving force of natural chorus sound with four strings. A hollow neck with inner vibrant wooden pressure bows, that are threaded through the hollow neck of the fingerboard which is opened up by a frequency pattern taken from the tuning of the strings, that produces a unique sound in five repeating symbols termed the flag system. The flags expand music theory in the same physical space over octaves, uniting both hands together by depolarizing the fingers from octave separation which has evolved into the “Expansion Principle.”

The new fine art solo instrument the classical "trillo" is only 9.5 inches longer than a full sized violin, and weighs only a mere 2.85 pounds, and is made with the same high quality as a Stradivarious violin.

The tone bow that reverberates inside the neck creates a vibration under the fretboard to literally transfer sound into the artist's hands. The Tralian trillo prototype is the first of it’s kind, and subsequent instruments will be made for the philharmonic and symphony orchestras of the future, intended to be played collectively in numbers like the violin. The trillo is in the guitar family, but is not a guitar, and is not predominantly a tapping instrument. The unique method of playing is termed "trilling".

The trillo is an all wood classical instrument that has a hollow neck and body, thin like an eggshell and has harmonically tuned apertures, it has a natural chorus drive system for sound, and is supported by three wooden internally resonant ebony bows. The body is diamond shaped, and perfectly counterbalanced in a vertical position, and rests upon the lap, devoid of a strap. It is a fretted four string solo instrument played by conjoining both hands in interactive trilling. The prototype is made from purple heart and ebony wood, and has it’s own natural pigmentation. The trillo is based upon it’s own authentic art, original method, and sublime sound.

The basic understanding of it’s music theory brings about an expansion of new musical proportions in the same physical space over the octaves which is based upon a collection of acoustical sharps that are gathered together into isolate symbols called flags. Each “flag”, a total of five, relocates music theory distance by repeating flags at different expanded intervals, which opens up a larger musical space once assigned for one hand fingering across octave parameters. This arc or elliptical sequence re-structures the fretboard area into flag distances apart, which also reveals new types of scales (termed orbital and ellipticals). The flag shapes are a reflection taken from the tuning or frequency pattern of the sharps, each is a tonal aperture, and unlike the guitar, the trillo's tuning is set into place and cannot be changed.

The harmonic apertures are directly proportionate to where the notes are played upon the fingerboard, which produces a unique sound in the acoustic, as the pitch of the note attracts to the area where the note is being played for the first time on a string instrument. The instrument’s resulting distinctive sound is like the ping of fine crystal that sustains notes at various points and allows for vibrato. Sound is brought directly up from the harp like string chamber through the fingerboard and literally into the artist’s hands, and strong vibrations can be felt over the entire surface of the instrument.

The artist then redefines the depolarization of the hands instead of a separation of assignment, and blends them into a singularity with each other. Juxtapositions, and larger dispersions cause the hands to reverse and exchange positions and intonate into each others space, producing a different type of musical structure vastly different from conventional guitar type patterns. The trillo was designed to be played with sustained vibrato and veers away from chords and strumming.

Watch The début performance of Trillo by Tralian