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date: 16 October 2021

ricochet (Fr., ‘rebound’). 

The Oxford Companion to Music
David MilsomDavid Milsom

A type of bowing applied to instruments of the violin family. The upper half of the bow is ‘thrown’ on to the string from a distance, causing it to bounce several times, resulting in a series of rapid staccato notes. The effect is a staple of 19th-century virtuoso technique, and was used most notably by ... ...

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