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double stop

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Two notes performed simultaneously on a bowed stringed instrument (such as a violin) using two adjacent strings. This term is applied not only if both strings are stopped by the finger, but also if one or both of the strings is open.


Ludwig van Beethoven: Serenade in D major, Op. 8, I

Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77, III

Luigi Boccherini: Concerto for Cello in B-flat major, G. 482, III

See Also

[French] double corde (f)
[German] Doppelgriffe (m)
[Italian] doppia corda (f)


Last Updated: 2016-05-23 19:15:13