Slow Spiccato Quality of Sound
If the quality of sound desired is a slow spiccato with a percussive
bouncy bow, very little horizontal motion needs to be added.
By moving the bow more horizontally and less vertically, a smoother
sound can be achieved. This is sometimes called the brush stroke.
When playing the brush stroke, the stick of the bow should be tilted
toward the scroll so the side hairs will strike the string first.
Giving greater emphasis to the horizontal motion will give greater
substance to the tone.
POSTURE • INSTRUMENT SIZING • INSTRUMENT POSITION
BOW HOLD • BOW STROKE • INTERMEDIATE RIGHT HAND SKILLS • ADVANCED RIGHT HAND SKILLS
LEFT HAND POSITION • SHIFTING • VIBRATO • ADVANCED LEFT HAND SKILLS