The technique used on a bowed string instrument where the player performs the indicated note by moving the bow down or from the frog towards the tip (away from the body). This is opposed to a up-bow where the player moves the bow up or from the tip to the frog or moving the bow toward the body. This technique is indicated by a symbol resembling a small bracket over the note.

See also bowing.

Also [Eng.] down-bow; [Ger.] niederstrich.


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