I've been on a bit of a mission to try to incorporate different bowing in whatever I play. There's some really GREAT video tutorials & discussion of 'Chopping' in the "The World of Bowing Possibilities! Thread" & even more unique 'percussive' bowing techniques in the "Scratch & Squeak 😖 How NOT To, or How To? Thread"!
Anyway, I can't believe I stumbled upon a treasury of 'Chopping Riff Tutorials" from Raphael Maillet (France)!
But first, an interesting interview where Raphael talks about chop origin & how adding chops can help us soloists sound like we are playing more than one instrument!
Here's a little Chopping Demo from Raphael!
Here's just ONE of the TWENTY-TWO 'Chopping Riff Tutorials'!
Each Riff tutorial is VERY UNIQUE (some are inspired by Casey Driessen's and Oriol Saña's work) , fairly short & are ranked in complexity - 'Level 1 to 3'!
Here's the YT link to all 23 tutorials:
...learning about violinists in other Countries has really paid off for me! 🥰
Jeez, I didn't realize this was the cello section, but I don't want to split up the info I posted earlier!
Just so happens I did see something more done on cello, that I'm trying (unsuccessfully) to reproduce on my fiddle!
This "Triple Chop" is killin' me, though!
It's VERY COOL, but my bow does NOT want to bounce at the frog! 🤬
I refuse to believe this can only be done on cello.
...changing my little finger helps a little, but it's gonna be a long night.
I'll have to look at this more in detail, thank you! The other day I stumbled upon this, and wondered how they did it, now I have my answer.
It's wonderful you got to see that in person!
Really a shame that was a bit too early for you to take any advantage of it.
Hey, that's one of my favorite "Banish Misfortune" videos!
If you are interested, I linked a few threads with some great "Chop" tutorials (up in the 2nd post). You can pick up good tips just by watching.