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#106 jim palmer

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 19:36

For me,

Keeping my bow in the right position

Is always a difficult proposition.

Right angle to strings is easy I find,

Just make  bow-hair follow

The fingerboard curve.

But then I have to look at the notes

And the bow-hair, unsupervised,

Moves up to the bridge,

Down the strings,

Or makes a swerve.

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#107 SingingPython

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 08:11

Bow control one of my bug-bears too :)  (both me and my children - my students on the other hand are getting the benefit of me regretting not badgering my children more, sooner ...)

 

Why don't you memorise a couple of pieces-that-are-easy-for-you and use them to practise playing with your bow exactly where you want it.


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#108 mel2

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 12:22

For me,
Keeping my bow in the right position
Is always a difficult proposition.
Right angle to strings is easy I find,
Just make  bow-hair follow
The fingerboard curve.
But then I have to look at the notes
And the bow-hair, unsupervised,
Moves up to the bridge,
Down the strings,
Or makes a swerve.
:(


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