Play lower than the open G! Learn subharmonics with 'Press Your Bow'

January 20, 2016, 5:33 PM · I was feeling the 80s today, and made a new video about a trick that even lots of pros don't know: subharmonics. I'm certainly not the only violinist to be able to play them, and they may not have a lot of practical uses, but come on! Lower than the open G? You have to try them for yourself, and my new game show "Press Your Bow" shows you how.

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January 21, 2016 at 03:30 AM · Do you remember when we had a lot of fun with this in the discussion board some years ago? One person I forget her name, had some great examples she demonstrated.

Thanks for bringing it up again--great fun.

January 21, 2016 at 06:34 PM · That would be Mari Kimura.

January 21, 2016 at 07:33 PM · Yes, that's her. And thanks, Laurie! For hypertexting a link into my post, to that old discussion!

January 21, 2016 at 10:07 PM · Hey what do you know, I was in on that discussion too! Thanks for resurrecting.

January 23, 2016 at 08:03 AM · Yer welcome! :)

I keep thinking of that Tchaik 5 example and it cracks me up every time. We do definitely still need our brethren in the lower strings! But such a fun trick, thanks Nate!

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