When I started playing my teacher told me about the "Russian bow hold" with the bow hitting the index finger higher up, and the wrist a little more bent. I would switch between that bow hold, and a more flat wrist depending on the music/style I was playing. Every teacher I have had after that has yelled at me for holding my bow that way. I worked to stop that habit, but recently watched a video where Itzhak Perlman mentions the "Russian bow hold."
Does anyone else know/use this bow hold?
What would be some benefits/difficulties with using this as opposed to a more flat wrist?
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