I am working on the Faure Sonata in A major. In the first movement, the melodic line needs to be as smooth sounding as possible and I am having trouble with my bow changes. My bow changes are "sounding" when I don't want them to sound. I would like to play the melodic line and make it sound as though all the notes are on one bow rather than being broken up. Does anyone have any tips, techniques and/or exercises that I can do to help eliminate this problem? I have been working on this with my scales every day but I am sure there is more that I can do. I would like to master this technique so that I don't run into this problem with other pieces! I tend to be a strong player so perhaps this is my problem? I have tried to lighten up my bow (and vibrato) for a sweeter sound and it seems to help but I am still frustrated by the melodic line being broken by my bow changes. Any and all help is much appreciated!
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