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Arlene Michaels

Hi Mariko! These progress videos made me really excited and happy. It was really inspirational, especially seeing your memorization of your first piece.
I do have a question. I noticed that you seemed to always play with a straight bow. How was that? I ask because I never focused on mine when I first started playing four years ago, so I’m only now tackling that issue.
Did you first work on a straight bow right away after you got to practicing the instrument with certain exercises, and sort of thinking of it when playing pieces and it eventually became natural? Or did you start out pizzocatoing (sp), and add the bow later?
Sorry if my questions are confusing or a little annoying. I’m just about to start teaching new students, and want to ensure that I can have a beginners perspective on things (it’s been a while for me, lol).