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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 SIZINGINSTRUMENT POSITION

BOW HOLDBOW STROKE INTERMEDIATE RIGHT HAND SKILLSADVANCED RIGHT HAND SKILLS

LEFT HAND POSITIONSHIFTINGVIBRATOADVANCED LEFT HAND SKILLS

 

 
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