I'm experiencing a frustrating amount of bow slipping. When I start, I have no issues for the first 10-15 minutes of practice. After that though, it's noticeable and frustrating!
I'm using d'addario dark rosin and a FM carbon fiber bow (2 months old). I'm pretty certain I have enough rosin on the strings because I notice the white powder on the violin and the strings look like they have a little rosin stuck to them after playing for even a few minutes. And although I'm not great at bowing; the problem persists even when I am 100% focused on a good bow stroke.
Is it the strings? I'm using a Cecilio electric. Probably cheap strings given the total cost of the instrument but they are steel and I have no idea if that could be leading to it.
Hey Kyl ,
Pierre is right of course ..a mirror can help you spot trouble ...sounds like yer loosing that nice flat full hair contact yer bow needs in relation to the strings ...arm control and or wrist / finger control may get the best of us at times but is easy fixed if we can pinpoint the issue ...thus the mirror ...sometimes all ya need do is roll the bow in yer fingers to fully contact the strings again ...other times it's yer arm , etc ...and or remembering to bow away from yer body on the down stroke as well ...and staying midway between the tail piece and bridge while bowing straight ....
I 'm sure you know the drill , just sometimes hard to figure which aspect is our current demon ....mirror , mirror on the wall ....what's giving me trouble most of all ?
Have fun ...watch Pierre's videos too ...i need to check those videos myself and see if i'm doin' anything right myself ...keep meaning to do that ..Have fun ...good playing to you ...