I had a church orchestra piece in which we had to hold a note over 16 measures. How do I change bow direction and keep an even tone? I can always hear when I change directions on the held note, but I noticed others were able to change direction without a change in the tone. Are there exercises to practice for this?
Hey Caroll. I actually have a detailed chapter in my Fiddle for Dummies book regarding “bow anticipation,” which is an important part of how to get a continual tone. If you don’t have the book, I suggest checking out a few of these videos which will explain and drill the concept of keeping the bow moving continually.