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Oliver
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March 27, 2011 - 6:08 pm
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Question.

I have never played in a large formal group so bowing direction did not matter.  I do follow the bow articulation markings if given as part of the printed music.
However, I have noticed some of my more experienced friends can pick up some fresh, unmarked, music and play in unison almost without thinking about it.

Is this my imagination or do they know something that I should learn ?

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Fiddlerman
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March 27, 2011 - 9:24 pm
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Great question and it's definitely not your imagination.

There are many bowing directions that are standard to use and common sense for experienced players. For example, down beats are usually played with down bows. Accents are usually played with down bows. Diminuendos are often down bows while crescendos are up. Dotted eight followed by a sixteenth are often hooked (slurred). If you end up with an up bow on the next to last note in a measure you often play another up bow to naturally play a down bow on the next measure. The best Bowings enhance musical phrasing.

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Oliver
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Well, I find that your PRINT function works and now I can review some past music in a new way 🙂

 

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Fiddlerman
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March 28, 2011 - 12:02 pm
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If anyone has questions about the best or easiest way to bow something, scan it in, save as a PDF or JPEG and mail it to me. I'll happily give suggestions for free if it isn't too much stuff. Smile

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Hi Pierre, what would be a good arrangement for the wedding march; or entrance and the departure for solo violin? any suggestions? I don't remember the composer for the entrance but when they are leaving it is Mendelssohn i think... 

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Fiddlerman
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March 29, 2011 - 8:50 am
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The most common would be Wagner's Wedding March. I will email it to you. Now a days the brides chooses all kinds of fancy interesting pieces. Did you check with the bride?

If you don't mind starting a new topic for this one under either "Playing the violin" or "Breakroom", copy and paste your post, I would appreciate it. I think others might want to ask similar questions and this post could be very useful.

Thanks

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