Slurs on the Violin

Slurs on the Violin

    
Slurs on the Violin    18:09 on Thursday, February 27, 2020          

carmen34443
(4 points)
Posted by carmen34443

Does anyone know how to keep your slurs steady and not scratchy, so you can have good tone and transition smoothly? I am having problems with this topic.


Re: Slurs on the Violin    06:47 on Friday, February 28, 2020          

Scotch
(658 points)
Posted by Scotch

Re: "Does anyone know how to keep your slurs steady and not scratchy, so you can have good tone and transition smoothly? I am having problems with this topic."

Scratchiness in particular means you are introducing extraneous noises, and you are likely doing this because you are applying too much pressure. Applying too little pressure will likely introduce extraneous harmonics and produce a sound you might characterize as "squeaky". The right amount of pressure depends on how close to the bridge you are bowing. Squeakiness and scratchiness are not by a long shot, however, the only possible bad ways to bow, ways that prevent a "good tone", but I can't go into all of them here. Now if you only sound scratchy and unsteady when you're slurring, I'd guess it's because having to stop differently with your fingering hand is distracting your bowing hand.

One more point: This is the sort of question you really need to consult your teacher about. If you don't have a teacher, you need to get a one.


Re: Slurs on the Violin    17:42 on Monday, March 2, 2020          

carmen34443
(4 points)
Posted by carmen34443

Ok thanks! That is really helpful.


Re: Slurs on the Violin    02:20 on Saturday, March 28, 2020          

Alina_Kincsem
(3 points)
Posted by Alina_Kincsem

Some of the ways you can make smooth slurs on the violin are:
1) You should divide your bow properly.
2) Try making an even sound from frog to tip.
3) The string changes you make shall be clean.
4) try making your fingering clean and clear.

If you want to get more help with your tone, you can let me know. I have some good tips and suggestions.



Re: Slurs on the Violin    14:27 on Wednesday, September 2, 2020          

carmen34443
(4 points)
Posted by carmen34443

Thanks so much!


   




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