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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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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.
:(


Nice spot of poetry! :)
Please post a solution in rhyme when you find it...
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#109 jim palmer

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 19:39

Bow control one of my bug-bears too smile.png  (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.

Yes that sounds a good idea. Say memorise phrases from a piece with lots of string crossings, then play them while monitoring the bow.

I already memorise scales (with help of solfa) but there the bow just goes up/down a string, not so demanding.

 

 

 

Nice spot of poetry! smile.png
Please post a solution in rhyme when you find it...

 

Glad you liked it!. I'm trying the above exercise.


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