Up and Down Bow Staccato - how?

May 10, 2019, 6:30 PM · I have been practising up and down bow staccato for 2 years, and I just can’t make it fast. How did Heifetz do it? I push down with my index finger and release, making a martele stroke, and I can only do it at 80 bpm.

How do violinists do this technique sooooooo fast?? Do you seriously have to stiffen up the whole arm? Do really need talent like many violinists say?
I will not replace it with spiccato because it then throws away the whole point of pieces that employ staccato.

Please Help!

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May 11, 2019 at 02:11 PM · You might want to post this instead at the discussion board:

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May 11, 2019 at 07:32 PM · How do I post it?

May 11, 2019 at 07:36 PM · Nevermind.

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