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    Michael Sanchez
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    Hey everybody, in this video I talk about how important it is to use lots of bow, which improves your sound. Let me know what you think!


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    I actually have a problem of using too much bow, at least that’s what my teacher said. And I tend to play at the tip of the bow. I do go back down to the frog when it goes from upbow to downbow, but most (sometime) time when I am playing I am more on the upper half of the bow. Good video by the way!


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    I’m being told a lot to use more bow by my violin and orchestra teacher (not so much my violin teacher anymore). I use way more bow than I used to, but still not enough. I find that I can get to the tip of the bow, but not to the frog, unless I was just reminded. Even then I don’t get there because it feels awkward when I get that close. Any tips?


    Priscilla Gaskins
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    How do you know how much bow to use?


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    Do you use added pressure when using more bow


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    I like to use the whole bow to play my scales


    Priscilla Gaskins
    • Contribution Score 91

    So go to tip and down to frog? Is there a time when you use jus a certain section of the bow?


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    I recently accompanied my niece to her violin lesson. One of the things her teacher was focusing on was the Speed of her bowing – particularly on the up bow. This was specific to the piece, nevertheless, quite helpful to observe and learn from his instruction.


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    My teacher told me I wasn’t using enough bow, but I feel like my inability to relax my hands was preventing me to us the whole bow. After doing the quarter drill that Mike shared for 2 weeks, I am now able to use the whole bow comfortably. That and just having a luthier adjust my bridge for better sound has produced a wonderful sound from my violin. My wife has taken notice of it.

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