Rolf Schulte Bow Hold
As can be seen on YouTube, Rolf Schulte (a virtuoso contemporary music specialist) holds his bow extraordinarily far up from the frog. I've never seen anyone hold a modern bow like that. It seems like it'd be unusually high even for a baroque bow.
I'm curious about the rationale for this and didn't find much more than a passing reference to it here or elsewhere. I tried it a bit, although still not so far up the stick as Schulte, and at first blush it seemed to afford distinctly cleaner articulation and easier string crossings but a less singing and more aggressive tone.
I find the bow balanced more above the frog. I find myself naturally using the wrist instead of the arm a lot, just can't help it! but only for 18th century music.
He should just use a 1/2 size bow. He doesn't go beyond where his hand is anyway.
No, it's about balance.
Well, he lopses lot of the possibilities of a modern bow. A bit of a step back from tourte.
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