Bow Studies?

June 21, 2004 at 05:25 PM · Hi! I was wondering what studies you guys and girls recommend for up and down spiccato, and ricochet?

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June 21, 2004 at 06:03 PM · the art of the bow - tartini - one of the best studies you can do. It teaches you all the bow strokes, how to distribe correctly, and just how to make your sound beautiful. Should be in everyones library.

June 21, 2004 at 06:26 PM · i second that

June 21, 2004 at 06:44 PM · Try Kreutzer 4 and 13. Practice getting the hand's/fingers' loose circular motion down by practising on two strings.

June 21, 2004 at 08:46 PM · And don't forget Rode no7!


June 22, 2004 at 01:11 PM · A good beginning bow technique etude book is Sevcik op.3. Also practice Kreutzer 8 with spicatto to practice string crossings.

June 22, 2004 at 02:00 PM · You can download the Tartini *for free* at the Werner Icking Music Archive:

June 22, 2004 at 05:59 PM · yeah...The Art of bowing by Tartini is great.

June 23, 2004 at 06:10 PM · How come no body says Kruetzer No. 2. Go through each bow technique, on the intro. Also, practice your scales with up-bow stacatto, and Paganini No. 1 (Rondo) uses a lot of down bow staccato in four, just look at that area.

July 13, 2004 at 07:52 PM · Why is tartini so great?

July 13, 2004 at 08:33 PM · Hora Staccato all the way for practising staccato! The Heifetz version...Almost all the Kreutzer etudes are great for bowing.

July 13, 2004 at 09:03 PM · Sevcik, Casorti and Tartini!

July 13, 2004 at 09:05 PM · Kruetzer (most has to do with the right hand, not all but most). Also Sevcik.

July 13, 2004 at 09:21 PM · well i'd say tartini is great because, a. it improved my bowarm a ton, b. it teaches you MANY different bowing techniques, and in addition makes you very proficient at articulation of the bow through the finger and wrist. c. once you master the tartini nearly any baroque piece is inredibly easy to learn.

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