Hi, guys! I'm 21 and I've just started learning to play the violin. I've been playing for three months now and I have a recurring problem - my bow quivers when I draw it across the strings, particularly when I'm on the upper half of my bow. I've tried pressing the bow down harder (this takes away some of the quivering) but it still produces a slightly shaky sound. I've also tried bowing with no pressure from my index finger, but the bow still shakes.
Moreover, a friend who has also been playing the violin for several months now commented that I "look tense" when I bow. As to why I do, he cannot particularly point out.
When I asked my teacher, he gave me an exercise of bowing really slowly (8 counts per bow) but my bow still quivers. He just told me to practice my scales everyday, and eventually, the quivering will stop. It seems like a good idea, but I still don't know WHY my bow quivers.
Help! Can anyone please tell me what I can do? Thanks.
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