Straight Bowing - Update

January 21, 2018, 8:15 AM · Tammuz,

I've started this new thread as it seems the previous one has run its course.

I came across this exercise on youtube which shows in action what I was trying to describe in writing - I just knew that someone else would have thought about this idea before me!

Parallel or 'Straight' Bowing Trick for Violin - YouTube
Video for fingers lightly brushing against wall exercise for straight violin bowing
▶ 2:11

So, the question for me as a complete beginner is this: do techniques such as this work effectively i.e. if one practices this exercise for X number of times will the 'memory' of the action involved be retained when you play in a 'normal' setting?

As I'm writing this message I think the answer is becoming clear.



Replies (2)

January 21, 2018, 9:48 AM · Looks to be a decent way to get muscle memory working correctly.......
Unfortunately, for me, there is not a single section of intersecting wall in my little house where this will work right handed without running into molding, light switches...etc. [At least playing right handed or not standing on my head]
January 21, 2018, 4:15 PM · Michael,

Maybe you can rig something up that's real simple using household items.... put a large(ish) cardboard box (or similar) on top of table/kitchen top and perform exercise in a seated position?

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