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So, from my knowledge, there are two types of staccato, stiff/also stiff, which is caused from a tightening of your shoulder blade and neck, and flying, which is caused from a loose wrist, and I would like to learn the stiff arm staccato, which was one of heifetz's signature. Some things i found about the technique: "There are interviews with 24 legendary players and even comments spoken by Heifetz about the day his Staccato just "clicked". He found Staccato one of the most difficult techniques to master. "That is what Heifetz himself tells us. But Leopold Auer had to show him the way originally. He mentioned a need to be mentally persistent and eventually the mind finds a way to overcome difficulties" http://tinyurl.com/lnjq7mx , a video from one of heifetz's students, and from her book http://tinyurl.com/mn4hfne Things I've noticed from Heifetz's hora staccato were that his grip changes as he switches bow direction. Does anyone have the knowledge of the basics of this technique?