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Golden Rule of Orchestral Bow Hair

March 28, 2007 at 11:07 PM

The Golden Rule of Orchestral Bow Hair: You know that if you didn't break any bow hairs during rehearsals, you will break 5 or more during the performance.
From Patricia Baser
Posted on March 28, 2007 at 11:46 PM
School version: if a student in your 4th grade class breaks a bow hair, suddenly at least 2 more students will also "break" a hair. Or three. Accidentally, of course.
From Pauline Lerner
Posted on March 29, 2007 at 5:37 AM
It's far better to break a couple of bow hairs than to break one violin string.
From William Yap
Posted on March 29, 2007 at 11:39 AM
why have I never break any bow hair before? Am I not playing hard enough? I never break any strings, and I don't intend to, ever!

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