Bach 4th suite prelude bowing in The Fingerboard Posted August 17, 2016 · Report reply I have played this suite many times (on viola). I always use separate bows in the arpeggiated sections (as in the beginning) and slurred patterns in the scale work passages. Since I have played them for so long and have a definite sound for it in my ear, I find this recording rather dry an unmoving, but I'm sure many would feel my rendition is too romantic, I received both raves and a 'well, too each their own' reactions to my performances in auditions. I have a very different feel for how the chord progressions move it along, make it breathe and ebb/flow. In my regular practice schedule, when I practiced regularly, a Bach Suite was part of my daily routine, cycling through them about once a year. They are food for the soul.