Rename the strike for consistency?
Over the past few years I’ve been non-seriously learning to play the fiddle, being most experienced with wind instruments. While the fiddle can perform both of the fingered articulations used in ITM, how they are performed is inverted relative to a wind instrument. A ‘cut’ is performed by dragging a finger across a string in a similar action to a strike, while the equivalent of a ‘strike’ is played like a cut. The term ‘cut’ is already commonly used by fiddle players and makes sense as the name does not describe how they are performed. ‘Strike’ however does imply a certain finger movement and the term dosn’t work if applied to the fiddle. I’m wandering if there would be another term which would work more generically, ‘dip’ perhaps.
Using the term ‘grace note’ for these has issues as they are generally used as articulations, which can lead to conceptual misunderstanding as Grey Larsen observes in his book. There is also considerable linguistic value in having words dedicated to ‘higher’ and ‘lower’ fingered articulations. I’ve spent some time studying highland bagpipe notation and read several books on playing the instrument. In that community the term ‘grace note’ is used to refer to several different things which makes describing technique verbose as it always has to classify what the intent is.