Hi everybody, I am struggling with bow division. I’m practicing a piece that has the following structure “dotted quarter note – eight note – dotted quarter note – eight note – dotted quarter note – eight note” and so on. After only two bars I end up at the tip of my bow and don’t know what to do.
I thought of slurring each 2 consecutive notes, i.e. slur the dotted quarter note with the eight note. But then sometimes they are the same note and I can’t slur them…
Hi Mariko, just bring the bow back to the frog when you play the 8th note, so down bow on the dotted quarter, up bow on the 8th, but bring it back down to the frog. That’s what I would do. Perhaps Micheal have a different take.
Hi Yinmui, thanks very much for answering so fast. 🙂 I’ll try to practice it like you suggest. My issue is that if I have to move the bow much faster on the 8th note, then I get a kind of wispy sound… 🙁 Do you think that is normal when moving the bow fast? How could I avoid that?