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Leg‐viol. (1) Strictly, every viol was a viola da gamba because of the way it was held for perf., but term applies mainly to bass viol because it was held between the knees like the modern vc. (2) Org. stop. See gamba.

(1) Strictly, every viol was a viola da gamba because of the way it was held for perf., but term applies mainly to bass viol because it was held between the knees like the modern vc. (2) Org. stop. See gamba.

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