Bach on the bass, with Jordi Savall
|Tristan plays the sarabande from Bach's Cello Suite No. 3||00h:00m:06s|
|Discussion of fixed versus flexible right wrist||00h:02m:33s|
|Savall demonstrates flexible bow arm wrist||00h:03m:37s|
|Confusion between pressure and tension; they are not the same||00h:05m:10s|
|Separating tension in fingers from tension in bow arm wrist||00h:05m:20s|
|Use your articulation of the wrist joint||00h:06m:50s|
|Demonstration of bow grip options||00h:08m:00s|
|Exercise to isolate shoulder from bow arm movement; practice slow bow and preparation of the movement||00h:10m:10s|
|The arm makes the decision and the hand follows. Demonstration||00h:10m:20s|
Viol soloist Jordi Savall gives a Bach master class. Tristan Sutton plays the Sarabande from Bach Suite no. 3. Savall discusses how to release tension in the right hand wrist to facilitate phrasing and articulation options.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Double Bass, Viol (Viola da gamba), and Cello
Jordi Savall is a Viola da gamba player & conductor from Catalunya. He has been one of the major figures in Early Music since the 1970s, and he has been a major exponent of solo viola da gamba performance as well as various innovative approaches to ensemble. Mr. Savall’s repertory ranges from the medieval era to the French baroque and beyond. Since 1973, he has been a teacher at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. His work in teaching, research and as a concert performer makes him one of the main figures in the process of revaluation of historical music which is happening in Europe.