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Spiccato on the Bass

This movie demonstrates the spiccato (off the string) bow stroke on the double bass. Notice the bow is bounced near or at the balance point (the balance point is very close to the frog on this bow). Different angles are presented in this movie. The term "bouncing" bow is not really an accurate way to describe the stroke. It is more like brushing the sound on the string. Observe that the bow stroke is considerably more horizontal than vertical.

 

 

 

POSTURE INSTRUMENT SIZINGINSTRUMENT POSITION

BOW HOLDBOW STROKE INTERMEDIATE RIGHT HAND SKILLSADVANCED RIGHT HAND SKILLS

LEFT HAND POSITIONSHIFTINGVIBRATOADVANCED LEFT HAND SKILLS

 

 
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