I guess you could call it the Russian bow grip, but not all Russians use it so I called it the Heifetz grip. The tendency towards the index finger worked very well for him and it can be done without forcing. Also the same balance principles of the FB grip of taking weight away from the index finger at the frog and adding it as one nears the tip can still be used, but still keeping the grip like Heifetz did. I don't know any American teachers that teach this and am wondering why? Does anyone intentionally try to play using a bowgrip similar to that of Mr. Heifetz?
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