Hi Ms. Dianne.
I do notice my problem with my eighth note. While I’m practising, I keep it softer everytime I up bow. However, it still sounds louder than it needs. Maybe, I am a bit mechanical. I hope the more pieces I play, the more varied technique I can add to interpret a new sheet.
I’ve tried the hook stroke. It is more beautiful than before. I personally realize that the everytime I change the bow direction is corresponding an strong beat and the 1st strong beat is on the down bow. I can see it is applied to many pieces. I learn from this experience. Thank you very much 😀