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Old 03-23-2020, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by dstarfire View Post
In this piece ( the red-headed violin player seated in front of the conductor is moving her bow unlike any of the other players, and I can't pick out any melodies that seem to match the movements she's making. So, what is she doing?

Note: I know very little about stringed instruments so that may not be an actual violin. I'm also not that experienced at listening to classical music so it's very likely I'm missing the melody she's playing.
She's playing detached, staccato sounding notes, though I believe this technique may be called spiccatto by violinists. (I have never played violin, but I know there's various names for various articulation techniques, and looking them up, I think this may be the one). It's the "bouncing" percussive string sound that is under the main string melody.

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