Point of Contact Changes from G to E Strings

Point of Contact Changes from G to E Strings

Lower sounding strings are thicker and we need to adjust our point of contact accordingly.

Use an etude like Kreutzer Study No.10 to practice exaggerating the point of contact changes so we sensitise our ears and bow arm to this.

Experiment with playing a fast bow stroke (détaché or sautillé) on the E string close to the bridge and try maintaining this point of contact on all 4 strings. Notice how the sound will ‘crack’ on the D and G string if we are using the same point of contact close to the bridge that we were using on the E string....

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