How tight to hold the bow?
A Utube pedagog suggests this:with your normal bow
hold, point the tip to the sky. Relax the bow hold to the point where it drops. The target hold is just before it drops. Comments?
That caution was included. Seems a very light hand to me, but, loud and obnoxious is my specialty.
My violin teacher tells me to hold the bow that way as well, "hold it as lightly as possible, your hand is simply guiding the bow. It isn't going to drop because it will be resting on the violin."
"It is absolutely vital to hold it (the bow) as lightly as possible - rather as one might pick up a newborn bird."
"point the tip to the sky"
Sorry, my words, not the pedagog's.
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