I'm reading the English translation of Lucien Capet's "Superior Bowing Technique", an superb book full of interesting ideas and exercises.
But I'm confused about a term: it's about the so called "Horizontal movement" of the fingers. The text reads:
"The horizontal movement consists of increasing the pressure of the bow on the strings, as the 1st and 4th fingers press the stick alternately in the direction of the strings and toward the nut.The 1st finger pulls while the 4th finger pushes and viceversa"
Everywhere in the book this "horizontal movement" is referred as a way to increase pressure. But i cannot see how this movement can increase the pressure of the bow on the string. When I try to practice this movement, all that I achieve is to bend all the bow, moving the tip alternately to the nut or the bridge and breaking the bow parallelism to the bridge.
I am interpreting something wrong???
Thank you in advance
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