It is a very small book which makes you think about all the natural movements occurring in bowing. The author was a doctor who studied the perfect production of sound based on the perfect combinaion of the natural movements.
The basical concept of the book is the division between big and powerful movements occurring in the right elbow and the small and passive (not active) movements in the hand and wrist to produce a right angle movement of the bow on the strings.
This book was in the same time praised and criticized (just because the author was not a professional violinist ) by Flesh in his book.
I think S. was a great scientist who for the first time put on a scientific bases the movements involved in bowing and which before his book were taken for granted.
Opinion about this awesome book!
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