sau-til-lé: jumping, dancing
Dance through the fastest passages with grace and charm!
Always start the sautillé stroke on the string.
Use only a wrist motion.
Start a tremolo with your wrist in the upper half, then move to the middle until the bow starts bouncing.
The more you press, the more it bounces.
Use only your right thumb, index, and middle finger to start a wrist tremolo in the upper half.
Move the bow towards the middle.
With a complete bow grip, start the sautillé stroke on the string.
Keep your right thumb relaxed.
Start the sautillé, wrist motion only.
Repeat each note multiple times (8X, 4X, 3X, 2X, 1X).
Your arm must anticipate each string crossing. Move early towards the next string.
This way the string crossing motion will not interfere with the bouncing of the bow.
For string crossing in sautillé, approach the double stop with the next string early.
The string crossing requires only a small motion if you are already close to the double stop.
This allows a continuous right arm motion that will not interfere with the bouncing of the bow.
Start the sautillé. The more you press with your right index finger, the higher the stroke will bounce.
Approach the next string early.
Practice each note multiple times.
This trains your arm to place the bow on the right string at the right time.
Violin, Jonathon Miron Piano, Ina Ham.
Violin, Jonathon Miron
Piano, Ina Ham