Spiccato and other strokes that are lifted for articulation need flexibility in the bow hand. For example, down-bow retakes, and lifting the bow into the air at the end of an up-bow.
They are best introduced reasonably early in development so that the bow hand is encouraged to develop flexibility from an early stage.
The reflex bowings of sautillé and ricochet are grouped here as the springy bouncing nature of the bow hair gives the articulation to the sound.
- Introduction to Spiccato
- Introduction to Reflex Bowings
- Introduction to Sautillé
- Introduction to Ricochet