I just got Simon Fischer’s book Basics, and was just wondering if anybody had any tips on how to use it. A lot of the exercises are trying to get the student (me) to exaggerate the feel of a certain topic of the instrument. Are these supposed to be daily, weekly, weekly, or just a couple of times. Also, I was wondering about bow holds. In the pictures, the last section of girls pinky (fingernail) is positioned vertically on the top of the bow. This makes the pinky form kind of an arch. With my current bow hold, I hold it just like her, besides my pinky is almost straight resting on the top of the stick. I also have another book The Mastery of the Bow, that shows the bow being held exactly like I do (pinky straight). I guess I shouldn’t worry about it, since I like my hold, and my teacher has never commented on it, but I was just wondering what some other people thought.
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