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My question is would there be anywhere to look for some PRE- Basic info? I am just starting and love even the bad notes I make, but while on my down stroke the bow tends to vibrate up and down like I am shaking. Am I shaking and do not know it? I am using the square method and attempting to keep my arm in position. It rarely does it (the shaking I mean) on the up stroke and almost allways does it on the down. Is this something that will go away with time or do I need to focus on a differrent area to correct it before it becomes a bad habit?
It seems to work alot better than the flat technique I still get a little up and down flutter with my bow but after close examination I see part of my problem is my elbow. I am working on that now. Well I will be as soon as my arm heals up dont worry just a bad sprain from dropping a transmission on it. I know I know I have the grace of a gazelle its a gift. But do not worry i could have dropped the whole truck on my arm and I will still find a way to learn to play this fiddle. I havent made any music yet but if it makes any sence to anyone I can feel it inside I will get there. For now it study study study. If I am quoteing Suzuki correctly knowledge does not equal skill. Knowledge plus 10,000 repetitions equals skill. Ok got it I am getting the knowledge now just need the rep's
That bouncing effect you are getting can be a good thing. You will want to use that in the long run for quick, short notes and stuff like that. It means you are really concentrating on your bow strokes. Let it glide. Much better to bounce the notes than to squeal like a chalkboard. I'm just one week on the violin myself but many years on guitar And my guitar teacher was my grandfather who played violin for a living.
Don't push it too fast to learn.