Col legno


A directive to violin (or a bowed string instrument) musicans to perform a particular passage by striking the strings with the wood of the bow rather than with the hair. with the wood; i.e., the strings (for example, of a violin) are to be struck with the wood of the bow, making a percussive sound; also battuta col legno: beaten with the woodstriking the string of a violin with the stick<br><br>The bow stick is used to hit the strings