QUOTE(Jacobi @ Jan 11 2010, 01:00 PM)
I'm not so sure, what are you supposed to do with the bow when playing piano!?
well, it could be useful to the teacher, to 'poke you' with it every time you make a mistake
QUOTE(Debra @ Jan 11 2010, 11:43 AM)
Hi jojo, i can well recommend reading about the different bowings, as you will see why i am a "tad" confused. There are so many!!!
thanks Debra, I am not a very keen reader and will avoid reading if I can at all, besides, it doesn't seem to help that much as you are still confused about it
I really do not like reading much at all so I will stick with reading the posts here (that's how much reading I can bear) and asking questions around whenever the occasion arises
you are right, there is so much to read out there on most things and definitely loads on violin technique, I don't have that time to spare (yet), maybe when I retire from my full time job? (although that will be another 25 years?)
QUOTE(kenm @ Jan 10 2010, 11:06 PM)
QUOTE(Debra @ Jan 9 2010, 09:21 PM)
Hi Kenm, I have always been taught to listen for the "ring" with spiccato, which is off string, hence the name spiccato. It's just i have been taught that this should be done with bow wood tilted away from you, but i do read in a book that it should be played with hair flat.
Tilting away is upper string only; 'cellists and bass players tilt towards, thus making the same sort of angle with the instrument. When I learnt spiccato (on bass) from Christopher Bunting, he said nothing about tilting. I think I flatten a bit when I do it, to give greater freedom to hand and wrist, not because I think it affects the sound in itself.
I have never been taught or read about spiccato beibg done by rotating bow in hand,-------i'm not saying this is wrong ---- just not read or heard about it.
In spiccato, the point moves more than the heel, so there is an element of rotation.
Staccato is on the string --- as far as i know and have been taught. Also different types of staccato.
Staccato just means shortening the note and is not specific to strings. I don't think I'm the only person who can do it either on or off the string.
Kenm I just wanted to say:
your posts always bring lots of interesting/useful information, I have to admit sometimes a little technical for my still 'young brain' (musically and as a violin/double bass player not as in age
) but nevertheless I always like reading your posts, thank you