I'm having a bit of trouble with the upward flying staccato's (the scales in one up bow - just before 3 mins in the below recording).
Firstly how is it best to practice this? I have been practicing them by starting slowly and working up the speed incrementaly with a metranome but i seem to have reached a platua at about 80ish. I have also started doing Kreutzer No.4. Is this my technique?
The other thing i am confused about is how to achieve the staccato. I have also been told that there are two methods: Tensing your arm and letting your hand shake or applying pressure to stop the bow on the string. Which is correct and how exactly is it achieved?
At the moment i am doing a sort of tremolo while steadily moving my right arm up (not applying pressure by pinching the index finger). This results in my wrist being very loose (allowing it to shake) while the rest of the arm is almost locked.
I enjoyed this alot - Hiefitz playing Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso (there is also one by Stern there)
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