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CATS! 🥰 DOGS! ⇒ help us LEARN BETTER BOWING!
Teach BETTER SOUND on Violin, Viola and Cello!
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Even BEGINNERS can LEARN to PRODUCE BETTER SOUND WITH a BOW

on ANY Instrument!  

Do you have a Cat, a Dog - or BOTH? 

...at least some point in your life? 

How do you pet a Cat? 

Do you pet a larger Dog different than a Cat? 

How about petting a Puppy or Kitten vs. a grown Cat or Dog? 

NOW... 

For VIOLINISTS, think of bowing your strings as petting these critters: E string - a Kitten, A string - an adult Cat, D string - a Cocker Spaniel, and G string - a Dalmation. 

For VIOLISTS: step up the animal size a little bit and imagine petting the C string like an adult male German Shepherd. 

For CELLISTS: petting animals even bigger yet, imagine the C string as having fun with a Saint Bernard! 

You MUST treat each string differently when bowing!

This video by Billy Tobenkin is uniquely GREAT for IMPROVING SOUND on VIOLIN & VIOLA, as well as Cello! 

 

Billy Tobenkin is a Los Angeles-based cellist who specializes in teaching adult learners. As a professional cellist who started playing the cello from scratch at 25, he is in a unique position to help others, like him, who found the cello later in life. He has developed strategies from his own musical journey to accelerate the learning process, and he is here to share them with you.

 

...gotta LOVE analogies! 🤗 

- Emily 

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Anyone improve their bowing with the exercises in the video?  

Billy addressed 3 common problems. 

 

...btw, the video was a great lesson in DYNAMICS! 🤗

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