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Bowing stoke
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December 10, 2011 - 10:18 am
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Hello everyone. when you use the bow, should you start with a full stoke of the bow.with bow up then bow down. i notice in videos they use all parts of it. is there certain time you just use a small portion of the bow, to the whole bow.

   i don't have one yet but just trying to do some homework before i can get one.been practicing on reading music.and doing some of the exercise  game fm has on here.

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December 10, 2011 - 10:30 am
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As a beginner I probably am not the right person an answer, but what I have found is that I experiment alot with things like this. I will practice scales and while doing so, I will angle the bow some, or change pressure after each full run of scales. This allows me to see and hear the difference.

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December 10, 2011 - 10:57 am
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Let's just start with basics then:

  • Long notes = more bow = full bow
  • Short and fast notes = less bow
  • Short separated notes = lower half of the bow
  • Short connected notes = upper half to tip
  • Staccato = close to the middle - find the natural bouncing location
  • Soft playing = more often the upper half
  • Strong playing = full heavy bows with the right contact point
  • Legato = Longer, fuller bows depending on length of the group

There are plenty of exceptions here is a beginning.

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December 10, 2011 - 11:32 am
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thank you fm. that was exactlly

 what i was looking for..cant wait till i get my violin so i can acwally start practicingthumbs-up..

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