As you are all probably well aware, I have this tendency to tell the world when I've made the most inane 'discovery' (which everyone else has already figured out long ago; thank you for humoring me). Well, here's another one: The bow is the _soul_ of the violin. You can play with perfect intonation and lush vibrato, but if the bow isn't well controlled, you'll still sound like a vomiting feline. And I can prove this to anyone who doubts (not the intonation part, but the feline part). The effect of bow technique on tone, expression, color, etc is astounding.
That plus all the recent talk about bowing has prompted me to pose this question: Is there any one volume in print that you would consider, along with a teacher's guidance, to be the 'bible,' if you will, for right-hand technique?
What percentage of lesson and practice time, during your formative years, do you think you spent on the right hand vs the left?
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