Definition of double stop in English:

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double stop

noun

The playing of two notes at once on a violin or similar bowed instrument.
Example sentences
  • Ravel's Tzigane - Rhapsodie de Concert is a dazzling display piece that encompasses double stops, harmonics, pizzicatos, glissandos, and all the technical challenges of Paganini's twenty four Violin Caprices, plus a few more.
  • This collection of Italian waltzes, polkas, mazurkas and tarantellas for solo violin is an excellent teaching tool for double stops, scales, arpeggios and style. 2-5 min. each.
  • In the violin version, he writes double stops, pizzicato and tremolo indications and so forth, keeping with the capabilities of the violin.

Derivatives

double-stop

verb
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