up or down?

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It was the set up of the instrument who made me reconsider the bowing technique. I first tried to recreate the most authentic set-up in order to understand the origins of the cello and to understand the mechanic of the sound.

Once I had the set up, I started to experiment... Which movements had a positive impact on the sound of the cello, down, up, when, how, etc...

I noticed that the cello sounded better when the strong notes / bass notes were played on an up bow...

Then, I wondered where did the down stroke came from and what it meant

how other instruments play THE CHORDS...

to play chords: 
give a stroke downard the soundboard

The movement of the arm follows the order of the strings, toward the instrument, 
using the natural weight of the arm, without adding pressure on the string

but then, if I want to do the same with a cello....

From there I changed my way of playing, and my bowing technique


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IS IT A NEW bowing TECHNIQUE for the violoncello?

No, this technique appears in many historical documents 

from the 18th century but it has been abandonned during the 19th century. 

I give it a new life with this project and my recording of the Suites.


HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS

QUANTZ

L'ENCYCLOPÉDIE

This means : 

that's all for now... will update "la suite" 

during summer 2018



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