Ricochet in Rimsky-Korsokav's Capriccio espagnol violin solo

Edited: September 17, 2018, 11:45 AM · Does anyone have any tips for playing the ricochet in the Capriccio espagnol violin solos? It involves ricochet going across 3, sometimes 4 strings. I have trouble getting the bow to keep the ricochet going when crossing strings.

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September 17, 2018, 4:26 PM · I've played the solos several times. It's not too different from the Mendelssohn concerto.
Try practicing with a slight flip of the bow wrist at either end, especially on the G string. You have to keep the bow bouncing, and that can help. Do you have issues at specific bars? It might help to see which ones.
Edited: September 18, 2018, 12:47 AM · There are two times when I change from a light,loose,bow hold to a firm, locked, bow hold: ricochet and up-bow staccato ( I still can't do the down-bow staccato!). You can even try having the 4th finger straight instead of curved (breaking the rules). For ricochet, start from the air and slam it on to a string with arm motion.

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