Articulation on the double bass

Rx: Separating and clarifying musical phrases.

Three articulation techniques are demonstrated and discussed:

  • detaché
  • martelé
  • legato
  • spiccato

An exercise for developing spiccato is demonstrated. It is a mix of detache´and spiccato to experience the similarity between them.

The other articulations are recommended to be worked on using Kreutzer’s violin etudes transcribed to the double bass.