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I'm having difficulty achieving the 'spiccato' sound at sufficient speed, and am looking for tips on the bowing technique that will help me with this. Part of the problem is that my bow is not of very high quality, and is somewhat less 'springy' or 'jumpy' than most. How should I hold and manipulate my bow to better achieve the fast spiccato seen in the video I linked?

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Thanks. Specifically my question is as I put it: how should I hold and manipulate my bow to better achieve the fast spiccato seen in the video I linked. If there are several possible answers I would accept the most helpful or comprehensive one. If my question is not specific enough, I would be happy to answer any questions. –  josh Nov 17 '12 at 21:43
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The new question you proposed is much better. Try editing your question to the new one. :) –  American Luke Nov 17 '12 at 21:46

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According to this guy, this type of fast Spiccato should actually be called Sautille:

He gives a good demonstration of how to go about it in that video. Perhaps you should also watch another one of his videos which is related to this:

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