3 Ways to Play Accents on the Violin | Violin Lounge TV #301
In this video I share 3 different techniques to play accents on the violin
They all have their own sound effect and can be combined with each other
Accent 1: Push with your index finger
For this way of playing accents, it’s important that you can move your index finger independently within the bow hold. Give a little push or pinch with your index finger at the start of the note. You’ll get a taaa sound instead of a laaa sound.
Accent 2: Bow speed
With a higher bow speed at the beginning of the note, you can create a more softer sounding accent.
Accent 3: Vibrato accent
Accents can also be done with your left hand. When you make a faster and wider vibrato in the beginning of the note, you’ll also hear an accent. This is a beautiful and subtle way of playing accents.
Combine and experiment
Of course different pieces ask for a different sound. Experiment with combinations of these three ways of playing accents on the violin.
Which way do you think sounds best? Let me know in the comments below!