A few months ago I started to focus on re developing a good spiccato. Instead of what many players do, letting their fingers and wrists drive the motion, my teacher taught me to focus the bow and really let the stick do the work. At first I thought simply playing as if it were a fast detache would be uncomfortable, but as I got better at it, and the motion came from my forearm, it is a very consistent motion.
Now when I look at some other players, though their spiccato might be consistent, I see how they "help" the bow a little too much, and don't just let the damn thing bounce itself. I think that the less moving parts, the better.
How do you guys approach spiccato?
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