Meditation

Meditation

Work out the best point of contact for the sound that you want.

A slow bow speed with the point of contact near the bridge gives you a strong sound. As you get further away from the bridge, towards the fingerboard, you need to move the bow faster to keep a ringing sound. Have enough bow friction to make each point of contact work.

Begin by imagining the kind of sound you want to make. Try creating a picture in your mind of a place or colour to go with each new passage.

This excerpt is from "Meditation from Thais" by Jules Massenet.

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