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Master Classes | Jordi Savall, Violin
Bt_movie_not_in_use Tristan plays the sarabande from Bach's Cello Suite No. 3 00h:00m:06s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Discussion of fixed versus flexible right wrist 00h:02m:33s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Savall demonstrates flexible bow arm wrist 00h:03m:37s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Confusion between pressure and tension; they are not the same 00h:05m:10s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Separating tension in fingers from tension in bow arm wrist 00h:05m:20s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Use your articulation of the wrist joint 00h:06m:50s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Demonstration of bow grip options 00h:08m:00s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Exercise to isolate shoulder from bow arm movement; practice slow bow and preparation of the movement 00h:10m:10s
Bt_movie_not_in_use 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

Sheet Music


Jordi Savall

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.