Advanced Skills for the Right Hand
In a fast spiccato, also called sautille or saltando, the bow is moved
very quickly and naturally rebounds off the string. This type of spiccato
be played in the middle part of the bow.
The camber point is approximately 1 to 1 1/2 inches towards the tip from
the balance point. This is the point at which the bow can most easily
Sautille can be approached by beginning with short detaché strokes
at the camber point. As the bow moves faster, if the weight from the
index finger and pinky is lessened, the bow will begin to leave the string
all by itself. The player simply guides the bow as it bounces. The motion
comes from loose wrist and fingers - not the arm.
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