My teacher is constantly instructing me to drop my elbow. His reasoning is that if my elbow is lower than my hand, that will distribute the weight of my arm into the string. This seems to run counter to the more widespread theory that the elbow should be on the same plane as the bow. Will someone please clarify? What is the proper placement of the elbow relative to the bow? If the elbow is at the same plane as the bow, then how do you distribute weight in the string to achieve a beautiful and dense tone? Thank you!
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