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Mark Bliss
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I have played other stringed instruments, new to bowed however. Desire to learn basic fiddle and hopefully, basic folk cello.

My question is on bow technique. I see lots of info on grip and position, but have not seen much discussion expressly on “pressure”
In other words, is the bows weight the primary pressure and I just guide, or do I press slightly…… And how about the difference on this between a fiddle and upright instrument?
I have just never seen a good description on the mechanics of it. And my bowing is shaky and squeeky. Very bad!