In musical terminology, divisi, or as typically printed div.,” is an instruction to divide a single section of instruments into multiple subsections.[1] This usually applies to the violins of the string section in an orchestra, although violas, cellos, and double basses can also be divided.[2] Typically, 4-part French Horn sections include divided sections if Horns 1/2 and/or 3/4 are not playing the same music ("a2"). Other brass instruments can also be divided but it is not as frequent as with the Horn section. Woodwinds - especially Flutes and Clarinets - also utilize "divisi" to divide music between parts and even between players of the same part.

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  1. ^ "divisi - OnMusic Dictionary". OnMusic Dictionary. Retrieved 2015-06-27.
  2. ^ "What the heck is String Divisi and is it contagious?" (PDF). www.alexanderpublishing.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-04-03. Retrieved 2015-06-27.
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