I've always been interested in the way Heifetz holds the bow and have been recently experimenting with holding the bow this way and have found some different qualities like more relaxation in the forearm and a certain fluidity but I have trouble controlling it, especially at the frog and in fast tempos. In fast detache it goes sort of all over the place... obviously I haven't taken the time to properly learn it, but I would like to hear suggestions or advice on how to control the bow better in this way. Specifically, what to do with the thumb and what to do at the frog, or anything else that is helpful.
I've also noticed several other older generation players playing in this way, such as Gitlis, Ferras, and of course the other Auer students, Milstein and Elman. Is this considered part of the Franco-Belgian school?
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