Finger Interchange Closeup

Finger Interchange Closeup

As the weight of the bow changes from the light upper half to the heavier lower half there needs to be a subtle realignment of finger pressure on the bow.

In this exercise keep the 2nd and 3rd fingers on the bow throughout the stroke, while you lift and replace 1st and 4th fingers alternately.

Some problems with coordination and sound quality can be caused by the 1st finger gripping the bow too tightly.

Many passages in your repertoire can be usefully practised without the 1st finger on the bow.

Note that your 4th finger helps support the bow in the lower half....

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