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Bowing problems
Need help with my bowing
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SolomonH
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July 26, 2021 - 3:19 pm
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I'm having trouble with my bow bouncing. It's almost like a quiver, the hair doesn't leave the string just the stick bounces a bit. I notice it when I'm playing slowly especially when I'm am playing faster and then switch to slower. I've checked to make sure my bow hold is correct and I've experimented with my bow tension but I can't figure it out.  

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Probably your bow hold either that or the hair has been tightened too much. hold  has too be so light you nearly drop it. Pressure, straightness of bowing, others on here may have other ideas.

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It can happen if you begin a downbow too far from the frog.

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@SolomonH -

Fiddlerman's Advice - How To Keep Your Bow From Bouncing

 

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Fiddlerman
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August 3, 2021 - 2:36 pm
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Thanks @ELCBK 
Flexible fingers help a lot. Pull up and pull down.

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@SolomonH - More discussion on this in the thread, "Bow Tension".

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Interesting discussion. 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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More thoughts on this from Nathan Cole:

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JohnG
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@AndrewH - Thanks so much for that link. It explains a lot of the mechanics of both the bounce and the correction.

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Mostly, you can shake when there is tension. Whether the tension is in the shoulder, upper arm, forearm, wrist or bow.... Minimize tension and you can minimize the shaky, bouncy bow.

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