from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To produce two tones simultaneously on (a stringed instrument) by stopping two strings with one hand while bowing them with the other.
- n. The two tones so produced.
- n. The notes indicating these tones.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In playing the violin, to stop two strings of simultaneously with the fingers, and thus produce two-part harmony.
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The whole principle is made clear if we take, let us say, the first double-stop in the scale of C major in thirds as an example:
Berry garnered wild applause on the self-written "Wow Baby," an impossibly fast, constantly accelerating fiddle tune that featured his signature double-stop technique.
The Irish (20-4, 9-3 Big East) were beyond fortunate to even be in position to scrape for their life in this one, after allowing the Cardinals (18-6, 7-4) 56.3 percent shooting in the first half and requiring the aforementioned double-stop in the final minute of regulation.
Watch Siem as he tosses off the left-hand pizzicato, double-stop harmonics and spiccato bowing as if he were buttering bread.
Two saves in particular stood out: an improvised double-stop from a close-range header by Papa Waigo N'Diaye in the ninth minute and, just before the break, an unconventional block with his armpit from a Wayne Thomas header.
Mandozilla, how do you decide what two notes to play on a double-stop tremolo?
Mandozilla, how do you decide what two notes to play on a double-stop tremolo?.
Â The only notable part of the period was when Miller made a stunning double-stop on a Vincent Lecavalier breakaway.
Ah Fretbear, bluegrass songs and double-stop tremolo ... what would we do without them?
Clint Bolton - 6: Wasn't really at fault for any of the goals his side conceded and otherwise did a good job to keep them in the game, first saving in unorthodox fashion to deny Sean Rooney one-on-one with the score at 1-0 and then producing an outstanding double-stop to keep alive hopes of a comeback at 3-1.
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