Introduction to Hook Stroke

Hook stroke is a unit of two notes in a dotted rhythm. It can be played with various combinations of bowstrokes (see the score of Hook Stroke Bowings for the possibilities).

There are two components to hook stroke:

An active catching of the string with the bow hair (similar to martelé stroke).
A passive, rebound action, which allows a second note to sound.

This rebound can be seen as an addition to a martelé stroke - a martelé with intent!


Scores - Hook Stroke Bowings - violin & viola
Resources - Repertoire

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