Sound Bank - Violin
This example shows the small but often useful variation in violin sound when using different types of bowing.
Probably most noticeable here is the slight change in accent between the different bowings. The 1-3 bowing clearly
emphasizes the first note of each four, and perhaps gives a subtler accent than if a notated accent were to be added.
Similarly bowing in 2s inevitably stresses the 1st and 3rd of each four.
Of the three remaining 'even patterns', there is a kind of increasing sense of liveliness, with the first, bowing in 4, being calm and smooth;
bowing separately is more lively, and spiccato is liveliest of all.