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Farewell to Tarwathie
OK, need some bowing critique/help plus: advice; esp, how are you supposed to bow a single note held for quarter note and two whole notes (7 beats in 3/4 time)
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gwscheer
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OK, need some bowing critique/help  plus:  advice; esp, how are you supposed to bow a single note held for quarter note and two whole notes (7 beats in 3/4 time) 

gary

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Hi Gary

I've only been at this myself for about 20 months myself so at times I'm a little reticent to critique others. But here goessmile

What I can see is that you are bowing over the fingerboard. Try to bow 'about' halfway between the fingerboard and the bridge.

Try to use a bit more elbow and a little less shoulder

Try slowing the bow down a bit

It looks like you don't have much tension on your bow. The looser the bow hair is the easier it is to bow 2 strings rather than one (a good thing to remember when you move on to double stops) But too much may cause bow bounce. Play around with it.

You can play longer notes if you bow slower.

I hope there is something that you can use there

But its sounding goodthumbs-up

How long have you been at it now?

 

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Thanks @Ferret ; I've been at it since April 1 = approx 7 months.  My worst bowing emerges on slow songs; I appreciate all of your input.

gary

 

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“To play a wrong note is INSIGNIFICANT; To play without PASSION is INEXCUSABLE!” , Ludvig Van Beethovan

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Thanks for sharing. In the 70's I used to listen to Anne Murray sing that song on a tape. I remember it had whale song in the background. Very beautiful song.

 

For 7 months, you are doing very well.

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