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When to tilt bow?
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Mishka_Gibb
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May 31, 2017 - 1:46 pm
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New violinist here, and I've noticed when many players perform, their bow seems to be constantly tilting forward on upbows and backwards on downbows, whereas my bowing resembles more of a sawing motion.  Can anyone provide insight into when I am supposed to tit my bow, and some basic exercises I could practice to make it feel more natural?

 

-Mike

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BillyG
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May 31, 2017 - 1:58 pm
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Hia Mike @Mishka_Gibb - check this post (and others in the thread ) - it may ( or may not ROFL ) help to explain.....   https://fiddlerman.com/forum/l.....ue/#p81658

All the best with you violin journey !

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Oh no, I became "that" guy.... (the guy who joins a forum, fails to use the search function, and makes redundant posts).  My apologies about that, and thank you for the direction.

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No worries, we're not the kind of forum that cares about that kind of stuff 🙂 

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May 31, 2017 - 2:33 pm
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Mishka_Gibb said
Oh no, I became "that" guy.... (the guy who joins a forum, fails to use the search function, and makes redundant posts).  My apologies about that, and thank you for the direction.  

roflol - no need to be so hard on yourself !    It's all good !

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June 1, 2017 - 12:37 pm
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damfino said
No worries, we're not the kind of forum that cares about that kind of stuff 🙂   

Very well said. 🙂

Tilting the bow is valuable for changing bow directions particularly when playing softly, for absorbing shocks in certain situations, for playing softly and often when playing right at the frog. It's also good for a less choppy spiccato.

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