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Lesson six

Posted by Andah1andah2 on Thursday, November 26, 2009

 Trials and tribulations!  A fly in the ointment!  My bowing needs re-tooling.  

Started off playing my scales and tunes to show how far I've come.  They are coming along except my version of Golden Slippers was not quite right.  Pam played it for me and I recorded it for future practice.  Also a few corrections on Southwind.

I mentioned that I was feeling some strain under the arm from bowing which lead to discussion about my rigidity in the wrist.  Also, I was holding my elbow too high.  I should have the elbow no higher than the plane my thumb is at.  All this means back to the drawing board with everything I've learned.  Today I think I finally understand how my wrist should be moving and now I need to re-learn my scales and tunes using this new bowing style back at the slow, slow speed.  I guess it's worth it because I really want to have a flexible wrist.  


I has been a great thanksgiving so far.  The turkey came out great on the grill.  We ate, kids are taking a nap, already got some practice in, and now the wife and I are relaxing and having a beer.  I think there is still another turkey leg in my immediate future.


2 comments on “Lesson six”

mudbug Says:
Friday, November 27, 2009 @5:03:51 AM

Congrats on being willing to go back to square one for micro-tuning of technique, Nows the time to do it, before it gets too ingrained. Two steps forward, one step back, is STILL moving forward!

bj Says:
Friday, November 27, 2009 @6:38:19 AM

It took me well over a year to start to feel comfortable with my bowhold. I'm sure others are going to chime in similarly. So lighten up on yourself, and just keep putting the time in. It'll happen.

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