The pizzicato technique…

… was a big challenge for me. Being used to play the Hackbrett with two sticks since I was a child, I was quite frightened to study a completely new playing technique in adulthood. Day by day, I studied, being an autodidact, having just the Early Sources on salterio and the instrument by Michele Barbi as a teachers. But these teachers were incredibly efficient – the salterio from 1725 taught me through its sound, how it needs to be plucked and soon many crucial questions on the pizzicato technique could be solved. The picture below shows my first performance with the pizzicato technique, playing Vivaldi’s salterio-Aria “Ho nel petto un cor sì forte”…IMG_5670-1