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August 10, 2014 - 1:12 pm
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This week I really focused on using my forearm more with the bow.  At slow and medium paces I'm pretty good, but on songs I'm not comfortable with its harder even when I play them slowly. 



Thanks for the critique everyone!


August 10, 2014 - 2:04 pm
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Much improvement on bow control from the last time, youre gettin' there brother !!

You sound like you know what needs attention so I'll just point out this, slow your angelina baker down some for a while, youre rushing through it man. Im going to add this link for you, pick slow guitar from the list and click on angelina baker and play along, it will help your timing.

Keep fiddlin' man, I think you got what it takes !!

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August 10, 2014 - 4:03 pm
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@Barry  thanks!  This is definitely something I wiill use.

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August 12, 2014 - 6:50 am
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Hi mate.

That bowing has improved. Not so much movement at the shoulder, more movement at the elbow. And you are bowing quite straight.

The next thing to look at is the wrist. It's needs to be more flexible as you change bow directions. 

Once you get that and combine it all you will be bowing well.

And I liked the music :)

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August 12, 2014 - 9:42 am
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Also, adding the open D and A from times (the appropriate times of course) will add fullness of the piece. You may need to get more comfortable before adding the double stops but it could at the same time help you fine tune your intonation.
Good improvement. Keep up the hard work. :)

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August 12, 2014 - 4:07 pm
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@Ferret glad ya liked it it!  I've been trying to work on the flexibility thing by "bowing" with my pen at work and when I'm alone.  But when I pick up my bow it all goes away lol.  Do you have any exercises you'd recommend to help with it?  


@Fiddlerman I have been working on that a little on both OJC and AB.  I thought about adding some in but I'm not good at improvising yet.  The most I can improvise is rolling with intonation mistakes and having them become other songs I already know. My arpeggios becoming Simple Gifts for example.


i will focus more on my wrist this week for sure.  I'm still training my hand out of my bad bow hold too so that's not helping.


thanks for the critique!  I really appreciate it!



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