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Twang is an old onomatopoeia for the sound of a vibrating bow string after the arrow is released - by extension it applies to the similar vibration produced when the string of a musical instrument is plucked, and similar sounds.
Specific uses of the term include:
- A particular sharp vibrating sound characteristic of some electric guitars; Fenders and Gretschs are said to have more twang.
- A high frequency singing sound especially affected by country singers. It allows for a higher vocal reach than would be possible using the standard guttural technique and can be used as an alternative to falsetto singing. Willie Nelson almost always sings with a twang voice.
Twang may also refer to:
- Twang!! a 1965 British musical by Lionel Bart
- The Twang, an indie rock band from Birmingham
- Twang (band), an indie band from Manchester and Preston
- Twang (album), an album by George Strait
- "Twang" (song), this album's title track
- Twang, a monkey who played bass guitar in the ITV children's series Animal Kwackers
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