Over the last few years, I have developed a tendency to slightly shake or bobble while I am drawing a long down bow on a single note, particularly if I am playing softly. I do not have the problem if I am playing moving notes in the same long bow and it does not seem to happen in the up bow. I have looked as some of the past topics and they seemed more focused on nervousness. This happens to me in the practice room as well as during performance. I have done some Alexander work and while sometimes it helps but it has not solved the problem. I do attempt to soften my right shoulder and again it sometimes makes a small difference but there is still a bit of shaking. I have also tried to breathe when the bow shakes but it does not seem to impact the problem. Does anyone have any ideas?
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