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Modern vs Baroque Violin Bow
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April 18, 2021 - 4:18 pm
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For some reason, I decided to look up information on a baroque violin bow and why it was used. I came cross this tidbit of i formation and found it quite interesting. It might be fun to try a baroque bow, if I ever got the chance.

Modern versus Baroque Violin Bow

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April 18, 2021 - 6:55 pm
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Rachel Barton Pine talks about the baroque bow at the beginning of one of her video (the first ~5 minutes of this one). She demonstrates the difference between a baroque and modern bow.  If you Google it (i.e., Rachel Barton Pine baroque bow), a competitor site sells an inexpensive one. 


April 19, 2021 - 3:56 pm
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Hey, GREAT info on the Baroque Bow! 

Saw Peakfiddler (on YouTube) using a Baroque bow in one of his tutorials, right after I had started violin - remember thinking "wow, somebody overtightened that bow!" (lol) 

Later, I learned it was supposed to be good for playing lively, traditional Celtic-type music - also discovered there are many types of bows! 


Thanx for bringing some attention to it - been considering trying one! 




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