I am probably jumping ahead of myself as I am only on lessen 15 on beginners going in 3 Weeks now.
I was under the impression that I am supposed to just basically use the bow weight for maximum volume and ease of play, however; now I read that the forefinger is used to apply to the correct pressure. I have noticed that on the high notes, that a little pressure seems to help the volume and clarity. Is that correct?
p.s. I have ordered ‘Fiddlers guide for Dummies’ that Michael wrote off of Amazon. Probably should have ordered it here as it would have been autographed, come to think of it; Darn!
Hey Gary. Everything you are saying is correct about the index finger. I highly recommend checking out these videos which will give you an idea of how the index finger moves, and drills to help develop it. A huge part of getting the appropriate pressure is limiting activity in other parts of your hand and arm.