Bow-change Action on Bow

Bow-change Action on Bow

Hold the bow firmly in your left hand.

Make sure the right hand really pulls and pushes as the left-hand resists. Do not allow the bow to move.

Look at the last frame of this clip to see how, after the change in the hand to get ready for the down-bow, there is no contact between the bowstick and the first pad of the 1st finger on the bow.

The release of this part of the 1st finger is important in strokes such as sautillé as well as for smooth bow-changes at the nut in legato playing....

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