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November 17, 2022 - 1:46 pm
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The Bumblebee Flies!


November 17, 2022 - 2:13 pm
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@JimandThomas -

Adding this video, one of my favorites - you can clearly see the difference between spiccato & sautille bowing. 


Related thread: 

Spiccato or Sautillé? Thread

Jim Dunleavy
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November 19, 2022 - 5:50 am
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That was one of the first videos I watched when I first tried Sautille.


I find the main problem is keeping my arm still and moving just from the wrist.

Gordon Shumway
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December 9, 2022 - 2:56 am
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I posted the following video elsewhere.

I'm looking at the subject again (spiccato/sautillé) because it might be relevant to BWV1043 and Galamian's descriptions took me by surprise.

My book has this étude at this speed as a spiccato exercise, but it seems more sautillé. Perhaps I should try both.

However, I don't think this teacher is doing either - I think he's just doing détaché.

My understanding, fwiw, is that from the tip to a limit point (variable according to speed - the faster it is, the further it is from the frog), it's détaché. At the limit point it's sautillé (spiccato is manual bouncing, so it may or may not count). Beyond the limit point, it's impossible!


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