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Bowing for Dynamics
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June 15, 2021 - 6:09 am
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Transplanted this from another thread - think these certain aspects of bowing shouldn't be overlooked.

"Masterclass" video by Frankie Gavin about bowing for Fiddle music. 

Gavin is quite a character. (lol) 

He's got straight forward views and very strong opinions about fiddling, but he is a bit of a legend - sold a Platinum record (among others), collaborated with some Big Names & even got his name in the Guinness World Book of Records as the fastest fiddler! 

So here's Frankie Gavin's take on how to play the Fiddle (IrishMusicRightsOrg) - cracked me up. 

IMRO Music Masterclass with Frankie Gavin at Temple Bar Tradfest 2014



...it's ALL about the bow. 😊 

- Emily


June 16, 2021 - 9:25 am
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So, nobody laughed at the "must press fingers hard on the strings" and "really press  hard on the bow" (not Gavin's exact words)? 

Felt callouses grow on my fingertips as he spoke. 😖 

I wish I could be sure he's talking about gut strings. 🤔

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