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date: 21 October 2021

stopping. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Music
Author(s):
David MilsomDavid Milsom

In string playing, the placing of the fingertips of the left hand on the string (usually on the fingerboard). As the vibrating length of the string is progressively shortened, higher-pitched notes result. Double stopping is the stopping of and playing on two strings at a time. However, the term can also be applied more generally, to indicate that two notes are bowed simultaneously, whether or not they are stopped. Similarly, multiple stopping indicates the playing of more than two (and up to four) notes or strings together, either stopped or unstopped. ... ...

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