You'll reach a point where the bow starts to do the work for you - it's always great to find something else to do the work for you!'

Violinist James Ehnes demonstrates how to play with spiccato bowing for CBC Music.

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James Ehnes discusses Beethoven's 'Spring Sonata' for The Strad's new Masterclass sheet music series in the March 2016 issue – giving bowings, fingerings and ideas for interpretation. Download on desktop computer or through The Strad App.