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Pete_Violin
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July 15, 2019 - 4:17 pm
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@scottishlass 

Without holding the bow, can you touch your ring finger tip to your thumb tip?

If you can, then try holding a pen or pencil this way, only touching the tip of that finger and tip of your thumb.  Keep your thumb right at the position of the ring finger.

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Fiddlerman
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Looks good to me. It's hard for me to tell if it's tense but that should improve over time. It's unusual for you now because it's so new.
I like your thumb placement though you might be bending it too much. Try not bending your fingers excessively. Slightly bent is probably better as long as they are bent.

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Well, I got myself in a bit of a state during  practise today and everything fell apart! After a cup of tea and an hours gardening I went back and had another go, which was ten times better then the first.

As my bow hold seems OK I think I am going to try and not think about it too much as that is when things go wrong. I will continue with the bow hold exercises and hopefully it will relax with time.

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Nice reminder, Scottishlass, that we don't always need to power through. Thanks 🙂

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