Step 3FOCUSING IN:
the motion continuous, gradually make the large half-circles smaller and
up the tempo..
*You will hear the "clunky" drop sound evolve
magically into a resonant, ringing
ON A SCALE:
Go on to next note of scale after each pattern:
This is a good time to further refine your Spiccato sound.experiment with:
C o n t a c t(S o u n d i n g)P o i n t -
closer to bridge gives a harder sound.
closer to fingerboard gives a more cushioned sound.
B o wB
a l a n c eP
o i n t -
to see where your bow has the best rebound.
slightly below Middle)
B o wH
a i r-
with "Flat Hair" gives a higher bounce, resulting in
on "Side of Hair" gives you a gentler, more
For controlling theTone Factors,
see The Joy of Cello Playing Master Lesson 5.
Order Master Lesson 5 online from: sharmusic.com
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