Mastering the Bow (Part 2: Spiccato)

Developing the Stroke Systematically through a Variety of Exercises and Etudes

Edited by Gaelen McCormick
Performing Ensemble: Contrabass Unaccompanied
Instrumentation: String Bass
Item Number: BF113
Number of Pages: 72
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


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Continuing her masterful series, Carl Fischer Music is proud to present Gaelen McCormick's Mastering the Bow (Part 2) Studies for Bass: Spiccato. Beginning with quotes from famous pedagogues Ivan Galamian and Simon Fischer, spiccato strokes are defined and each variety of bow-stroke is examined and elaborated upon in detail. Collections of etudes have been carefully selected and presented from the methods of Dotzauer, Kreutzer, Lee, Popper, Bille, Slama, Simandl, Bottesini, Palschko and Milde. Guidelines are provided for studies, as well as extensive instruction on all aspects of spiccato playing.

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Editor McCormick, Gaelen


Foreword by Orin O'Brien
About Gaelen McCormick
Chapter 1: Simple Spiccato (Etudes Nos. 1–8)
Chapter 2: Restarting Spiccato (Etudes Nos. 9–18)
Chapter 3: Spiccato Combined with Slurs (Etudes Nos. 19–25)
Chapter 4: Triplets (Etudes Nos. 26–33)
Chapter 5: Brush Stroke (Etudes Nos. 34–38)