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Playing Flute Sheet Music
I don't know when to do an up or down stroke with the bow at times.
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December 17, 2014 - 1:10 pm
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I'm in Jazz Band at my local school, and I play the violin. I usually play the flute parts because (Surprise!) very few jazz songs actually have violin parts! It's been working out fine, but the only problem is, in a song (Green Onions) there is a part were there are two quarter notes that are supposed to be accented. My teacher asked about what I would usually do for the bowing (he used a fancy term?). He suggested doing something along the lines of almost staccato but in the same bow stroke. Do you have any suggestions? He wasn't taught specifically violin but more brass or woodwind instruments.

December 17, 2014 - 7:57 pm
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Hi JazzyFiddle:

I'm no expert but what your teacher suggested sounds like hooked bowing. Others can correct me if I'm wrong. Any chance that you can post a photo showing that section of the sheet music? That might make it easier for folks to give you specific suggestions on how to play it.

Welcome to the Fiddlerman forum, by the way.

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I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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