A great bow arm is one of the most beautiful things to watch! It’s as smooth as butter, and looks so effortless, it commands enough power to project over an entire orchestra, or it can play astoundingly soft….yet the purity of sound will still penetrate to the very back of a concert hall.
But if we just look at the big picture, we’ll never understand it….sort of like my nephew who has a compulsion to take things apart….toasters, bicycles, computers, you name it, and by the time he’s taken it apart, he understands it. And so, in this video, I have dismantled the bow arm into its major parts….the upper arm, the lower arm, the wrist, and the way in which these body parts participate in the use of both the upper half of the bow, and the lower half of the bow. Go ahead. Give it a whirl. It’s a Black and Decker, you won’t hurt it!
Definitely! But I learn it in a different style 🙂 But I believe irrespective of the style the bow arm mechanics remain same. So I try to surf related topics.
BTW, I read your story…. truly inspiring!
“practice smarter, not harder” is a golden quote. But its sad that a lot of teachers fail to guide the students in the right path. Wish I was taught how to practice in the early stage itself.
It’s always nice to get reassurance that you’re doing something RIGHT!!! PLEASE keep us posted on your progress. It helps others who struggle with the same things.
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Thanks a ton for putting up this video. Its so sweet of you. My teacher suggested some tips in the last class and I tried implementing them in my practice. I guess I’m doing it rightly after seeing your video. But don’t know what he will say, there’s a long break. Let me see what he says when I go next time…. lolz.
BTW, can I have your email address if you don’t mind?