Home For Passionate Violin Learners of all Levels
Complete violin learning platform made easy through:
    - Step-by-step lesson modules
    - Instant access to all content
    - All music and resources provided. No need to buy books
    - Private feedback channel with Beth Blackerby

Why Choose Violin Lab
Become a Member
You must be a member to respond to discussions.

Beth and VLabbers, can you help me out to work on the sound of a clean sounding sautillé (bow pressure/bow tilt/sounding point etc.)? It tends to sound quite mushy and I cannot find any information yet on the bow articulation, if there is such a thing. All I know is that a professional sounding sautillé is crisp and clean sounding. Just watching video performances seems like a quite elusive way to try to learn this.. Thank you,

Any idea or tips?
4 Responses
Posted: November 7, 2019
Last Comment: November 11, 2019

Posted: November 11, 2019
I'm glad to see she addressed my fast counterclockwise string crossing in her latest video. And I thought this was just a fiddle bowing.

Beth Blackerby
Posted: November 9, 2019
Yes, index finger pressure and flatter hair and making sure it stays at the sounding point where it bounces best (you'll have to experiment) is key. So Dianne, you know you can embed that video on the Sautille lesson page. My intention is for you all to curate enormous wealth of information in specific places. And I can't imagine anyone better to do this than you.

Posted: November 7, 2019
I did not see this yet. Interesting about the mention of the index finger in both sautillé approaches. Going to try these out with thoughtfulness of index finger (and flatter hair) for a better sound-thanks!

Posted: November 7, 2019
Dianne, I know you are a great researcher so I'm assuming you've already seen this video? The "sautillé" part starts just after the 5-minute mark (tho the "spiccato" part is entirely worth watching). Don't know if it addresses your question but her explanation is certainly nice and clear.