Sooner or later as a violinist, you have to come to grips with spiccato. Some folks have it easy: their bows just seems to bounce on their own. But most violinists struggle for months, years even, to get their bows to do what they want when they want!
Maybe you find yourself stuck somewhere in the middle: you can play spiccato, but you only have one reliable speed. Perhaps you can play different speeds now and then, but rarely when it counts.
The key relationship
Never fear! I have a method for developing violin spiccato at any tempo. After some practice, you’ll be able to dial in any tempo at a moment’s notice. The key is understanding the relationship between bounce height and speed.
Just like a ball bouncing on the floor. Or… a happy family on a trampoline at sunset?
I lay it all out for you here:
Did you try the steps in my video? How did they work for you? Let me know in the comments below!