Hey can anyone explain to me the difference between these words, and maybe наматывать as well?

I was doing guitar-vocab, my usual resources seem to be drawing a blank?

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    Both words mean the inept play on a stringed instrument. Тренькать means more intermittent sounds than бренчать. If you will ask about бреньКАТЬ vs треньКАТЬ , it will be sounds of the same discontinuity. But the intuition of the native orator tells me that the треньк is a higher sound than бреньк. //Наматывать? Perhaps you've asked about наяривать . Наяривать means to play with great passion. (А ну играй-наяривай, гитара семиструнная)
    – Elena
    Apr 15 '18 at 7:08
  • yeah to me наматывать sounds odd, but maybe it's a new unknown to me slang of rock guitar players meaning to shred Apr 15 '18 at 8:15
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    I'd reopen with apologies to the asker. This is a basic failure to grasp what is and what isn't a translation request. This is sheer trigger-happy disruptive behaviour. Apr 15 '18 at 10:52
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    @NikolayErshov I've reopened the question. I agree I was wrong initially.
    – Dmitry
    Apr 15 '18 at 13:12
  • @Dmitry Thanks! And sorry for my overreaction. Apr 15 '18 at 13:24

Both mean making repetitive noise.

Бренча́ть is loud and annoying:

  • Пиани́но сла́вно бренча́ло всё одну́ и ту же мело́дию.
  • Звени́т гита́ра, бренчи́т бу́бен, у́хает бараба́н.
  • Что́-то бормоча́, он бренча́л ключа́ми, ища́ тот, кото́рый ну́жен.
  • Движо́к тря́сся, бренча́ кры́шкой капо́та.
  • Э́то тебе́ не на балала́йке бренча́ть!

Тре́нькать is softer and more intermittent:

  • Буфе́тчица погромы́хивала посу́дой, е́ле слы́шно тре́нькала кака́я-то му́зыка.
  • На пери́лах терра́сы то́нко и остро́ тре́нькала кака́я-то пти́чка.
  • В прохо́де сиде́л и бестолко́во тре́нькал на гита́ре пья́ный солда́тик.

Notice three distinct patterns:

  • Бренча́ть на (prepositional) - Similar to игра́ть на (гита́ре, балала́йке).
  • Бренча́ть (instrumental) - Make a noise with something (ключа́ми, кры́шкой).
  • X бренчи́т. - X is making noise on its own.

When used with на, both mean an inept play on a musical instrument.

You can find more examples on http://ruscorpora.ru.

  • This is hugely helpful, thanks. Id upvote it again if I could.
    – user173361
    Sep 8 '21 at 19:44

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