Double stop
(DUH-bul stahp)


[Eng.]


Two notes played 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.

See also [Eng.] double stop; [Fr.] double corde (f); [Ger.] Doppelgriffe (m); [It.] doppia corda (f).


Table of musical translations


SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLES:

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77, III
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 7
Beethoven: Serenade in D major, Op. 8, I
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 2, Track 28
Boccherini: Concerto for Cello in B-flat major, G. 482, III
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 61

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