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I will! So glad I found this forum it’s really made sure I’m on the right track! When I feel better about the concerto I’ll put a video up! 

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You will definately become adept at violin, trust me. Remember you are doing this for yourself. I personally really like your arm movement, to me at least I think it looks really good, Heifetz held his arm high, take a look at him on you tube, he was technically unsurpassed.

You can become as good as you want to be.

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stringy said
You will definately become adept at violin, trust me. Remember you are doing this for yourself. I personally really like your arm movement, to me at least I think it looks really good, Heifetz held his arm high, take a look at him on you tube, he was technically unsurpassed.

You can become as good as you want to be.

  

 

It's possible to play really well with a high elbow, but it increases the chance of injury. I used to play with a high elbow, and got into a semi-pro orchestra with that high elbow, but also suffered from upper back pain that went away when I changed my bowing technique and kept my elbow lower.

Also note that Heifetz used a Russian bow hold, so his hand and arm mechanics are different. The Russian bow hold does call for a somewhat higher elbow, but not to the point where the arm is pressing down into the string; the arm must be higher because the wrist is higher. Heifetz's elbow still only rarely rose above his wrist. I would not try to emulate his arm without a good understanding of the rest of his bowing mechanics. Just saying "Heifetz held his arm high" is something I would consider extremely risky advice.

(Edited to elaborate more on Heifetz and why emulating his arm is risky)

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And there’s me thinking I’d got my elbow down a bit! It’s on my radar! I’ll have a look for that violinist. I watched the Annie’s song tutorial last night. I’m trying to stick with my concerto but i will have a go. Al so no printer ink- which is making me stick with my concerto. Also what’s ‘colour ‘ on the violin? 

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@katie m -

"Tonal Color" can be achieved through 'Dynamics'. 

Please Check out Post No.1 and No.20 - it gets a little silly in between. 😊 

Bowing for Dynamics Thread

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