I was wondering if anyone can anatomically explain to me why some people (like myself) have to take the pinky off the stick as they go to the tip of the bow, while others can keep it on? I think it has to do with the length of the forearm, but I'm not sure. One of my previous teachers told me that playing at the tip without the pinky is "Russian"....Perhaps it is, but I know that in Fischer's "Basics", there is no mention of this, and the book asks the student to keep the pinky on the stick no matter what...Hope no one gets tendonitis!
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