How To: Do the Sautillé bowing technique on violin

Do the Sautillé bowing technique on violin

Sautillé is french for jumping. This how to video teaches you the Sautillé bowing technique on the violin. You should repeat each note 8 times. Find the "sweet spot" where the bow bounces by itself. The stick bounces but the hair never leaves the string. Your hand has to be thrown by the big muscles (biceps and triceps). If it is not working try these three ways to fix it. Hold the bow with the index and ring finger (and the thumb) and throw the bow. Lower your shoulder and raise the elbow slightly, 3-4 inches. Make sure your motion is up and down and not sideways. You may be in the wrong spot for the speed you are attempting. Try changing the speed or the spot of the bow. Start on the string in the middle of the bow. Keep bow hair flat. Let the hand be floppy thrown by the biceps and triceps. Find the "sweet spot" by moving the bow up or down by 1/2 inch segments. Work on getting a consistent sound and then for endurance. Elbow higher and wrist lower. With this tutorial you will be able to do the Sautillé bowing technique on violin.

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