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Thread: Stupid Questions About the Violin

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    I'd like to see "Air IN a G-string." Not me, the violinist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by millionrainbows View Post
    It is possible to do quadruple-stopping, but it involves disassembling the bow and wrapping the hair around the strings.
    You're behind the times old chap
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    I believe that triple and perhaps quadruple stopping was more practical with the violin setup of the 18th century or earlier because the bridge was flatter and bows not as tightly strung. (At least, this is what I have gleaned from the notes of various CDs.) Some of the multiple stops in Bach's suites for violin unaccompanied that are arpeggiated on a modern instrument could be played without arpeggiation on the old instruments.

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