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Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Spector Funk, Jun 12, 2001.
Inquiring minds want to know. I've also heard of triple stops whats the scoop.
a double stop is a two note chord. i've never heard of a triple stop, but i would imagine that would be a three note chord.
I have heard 'quadruple-stops' used to describe the four-note chords in Bach's solo violin works.
There is no such thing as a two note chord. A chord is made up of three or more notes. Double-stopping is playing two strings simultaneously. Playing three strings together is called triple-stopping, and four strings together is (you guessed it) quadruple-stopping. With this technique, members of the violin family (essentially melodic instruments) are capable of producing harmony.
I'll add that "Double stop" isn't an official term...
Although, it is commonly used.
Enlighten me. What is the "official term" for this technique?
Well as Dave mentioned, the term is used quite a lot in "Classical" music going back to Bach and I don't think there is another term for it on a string instrument. So I'm not sure what actually was added by that comment?
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umm yes....I believe it to be called dual stoppage of a chordal nature....
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hmmm, I have never heard it called a triple stop before...wouldn't that be a chord?
Would a double stop sound wrong if I called it a chord?
hehe no, but a double stop isnt a chord.
A double stop in *correct* terms is "playing harmonically".
Absolute rubbish! - I would be more explicit but is it really worth bothering?
You made it halfway there, CE. A double stop is an interval played harmonically. Or two notes at once, like everyone else said.
popularly played in perfect fifth or fourth intervals, too. sound pretty kewl when popped with the index and ring finger, too
Thanks for the correction. Although, the "interval played harmonically" is the technical term... Double stop is the common term, however.
Thanks for the clarification. Hey, this board is becoming more of a learning experience than I ever imagined.
Fifths are cool, but try a double stop with the flat 5th.. I love those. Major 10th too.
I perfer 3rds when I play double stops.
oOoOooo flat fiths ... *pleasurable shudder*