How to play loud and soft, bow technique

Rx: Play with a wide difference between quiet and loud.

Klaus Stoll (in translation) presents on bowing, using orchestral examples and the German bow.

Demonstrated: Bow technique

  • extreme dynamic contrasts: for pianissimo, use the middle of the bow. For the forte sections play near the frog.
  • Play quiet spicatto by rotating the bow and using the edge of the hair.
  • Rotating towards the edge for arpeggios/string crossing figures
  • Playing quickly in the center of the bow