How To: Play the Ricochét bow technique on violin

Play the Ricochét bow technique on violin

Ricochét is French for skipping a rock. Not to be confused with the English version of bouncing off things. This how to video teaches the Ricochét bow technique on the violin. This technique helps you feel the vibration of the stick that helps you get a bigger, freer sound. You should drop or throw the bow in the middle from about 4 inches high and let it bounce; lift pinky and ring finger and drop/throw the bow on an open string while going down bow; press with index finger for about 6 bounces then pivot hand and lift index finger while putting the ring and pinky fingers back on the bow; let the bow bounce by itself as much as possible to the tip; don't try to control the bounce of the bow; keep the bow hair flat. With this tutorial you will be able to play the Ricochét bow technique on violin.

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