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open string

a staircase string whose top follows the profile of the steps in such a way that the treads project beyond its outer face. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Natural harmonics may be formed on the major triad of each open string, using the open string as the tonic.

    Violin Mastery Frederick H. Martens
  • In approaching an open string, care should be taken to prevent any break in the bow-stroke, or any roughness being perceptible.

    Chats to 'Cello Students Arthur Broadley
  • The open string should first be caused to vibrate with the friction of the bow, the pressure then being applied.

    Chats to 'Cello Students Arthur Broadley
  • As each string gives out the same notes relative to the pitch of the open string, one description will suffice.

    Chats to 'Cello Students Arthur Broadley

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