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Bowing techniques[ edit ] Bowing the body of the instrument[ edit ] Bowing the body of a string instrument which can include bowing the sound box , neck , tuning pegs , or scroll produces a quiet sound whose amplitude differs according to the place bowed, bow pressure and bow speed.
At most the sound is a whisper of the bow hair moving over the wood. Bowing on the bridge[ edit ] Bowing the bridge, second method. Bowing on the bridge produces two different effects depending on how it is done. If it is done while the performer is in normal playing position, the sound produced is quiet, whispery and a bit squeaky.
Sul ponticello bowing near the bridge is a similar, more common technique. The other method involves the performer holding the instrument in their lap, placing the bow parallel to the instrument and firmly dragging it across the side of the bridge. In this case the sound is loud, high pitched and squeaky. Helmut Lachenmann often uses a soft version of this technique, creating a quiet, white-noise-like sound.
Bowing the tailpiece[ edit ] Drawing the bow across the tailpiece creates a very quiet resonant sound. Because the tailpiece is large and heavy this sound is general of a quite low pitch. Scratch tone[ edit ] A scratch tone is produced by bowing the instrument in normal playing position, but applying very hard pressure to the bow. This produces an extremely loud and grating sound.
Behind the bridge Main article: 3rd bridge This fairly common extended technique involves bowing the instrument on the afterlength, the short length of string behind the bridge. The tone is very high and squeaky. Playing the instrument at a string part behind the bridge causes the opposed part of the string to resonate. The tone is louder at harmonic relations of the bridge string length. On violins the tone can be very high, even above human hearing range.
Depending on the instrument the pitch of the tones may or may not be perceived cellos and double basses are more likely to produce recognizable pitches because of the longer length of their strings. Main article: Col legno This technique uses the stick of the bow, where the player flips the bow around so the bow hair is facing up. This technique produces a faint sound. On string instruments plucking the strings is called pizzicato. A cellist performing a buzz pizzicato.
Note the fingernail placed parallel to the string. Buzz pizzicato[ edit ] Buzz pizzicato is created by placing a left hand finger parallel to the string and plucking the string forcefully so that the plucked string buzzes against the fingerboard. To perform a nail pizzicato, the performer plucks the string with only the fingernail in standard string performance technique the player uses the pad of the finger. The resulting sound is a bit more harsh and metallic.
Slapping the strings[ edit ] The strings can be struck with the hand or with another object to produce a loud ringing or percussive sound. Knocking the instrument[ edit ] See also: Tapping String instruments can be tapped just about anywhere. The body of a string instrument, since it is a resonant cavity, can resound quite loudly when struck with the fingers or another object.
The bow is then rotated causing the bow stick to pop and crunch as it goes over the coarse bow hairs. This effect, which sounds remarkably like a person chewing something crunchy, is fairly quiet and could benefit from amplification. Bow screw glissando[ edit ] The bow can be held vertically and the screw of the bow placed firmly against a string either at the location of a fingered note or at some other point. The string can then be plucked with the right hand and the screw of the bow can be simultaneously dragged up or down the string.
The effect of this is to produce a quiet rising or falling ping.
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