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A lot of instructors recommend the basic exercise whereby the wood of the bow is used as a glide path for the right hand to force upon the right arm the correct mechanics. Fischer's tone production DVD gives a demonstration with him holding the heel while the tip rests on a particular string and the student glides his hand along the wood to get the correct feel of a bow stroke. Of course I can't imagine an instructor actually standing there for hours doing this so one adopts other ways of doing the same thing but question is:
Is it really worth spending a lot of time on this exercise (eg 100 hours or so)? Or is it a dubious exercise and not worth the bother?
Nothing is more revealing than studying your own video. I guess that the mirror method is similar but maybe not as easy to interpret.
I recently lined up a video camera in line with my bow travel and found a consistent error with the up bow. Not much, but enough to cause other problems.
Both arm and wrist corrections were needed. I never saw all that before video taping.
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