Lift Bow or Not During Multiple String Crossing
Here is a beginner question, whilst I do a string crossing from lets say from the D string to the E string, do I lift the bow off the string during the crossing or leave the bow on the strings (obviously not drawing the bow on the A string using the latter method). For example playing the interval from D (open D string) to the G on the E string?
I find the bow can slow down and "nearly" lift for a split second.
Thanks Adrian, I will give that a try.
It can slightly lift if the bow change occurs near the frog, but should NOT lift if the bow change occurs near the tip or in the middle (anywhere in the upper 2/3 of bow).
Experimenting continues. So far I have only been playing in first position. If I try starting from the D4 on the open D string to the G5 on the A string but in fourth position this makes the bow change smoother. So I just have to practice shifting and become comfortable playing in fourth positiion. Am I on the right track?
Ummmm... You need a teacher.
Norman, I echo Erik. Getting even a monthly lesson will save you a lot of struggles.