Crab crawler bow exercise and the Russian grip
I just saw the blog post about the crab crawler exercise, but comments have been turned off on the thread.
I'm currently using the russian bow grip. I was taught this crab crawler exercise, or something like it, before I ever used the russian grip. Will this exercise still help even though I use the Russian grip?
You mean this? -
Yes, that. Sorry. Didn't think. Paul Stein's post.
Interested in not locking my fingers when playing, but keeping some looseness.
Can you explain more what you mean by 'locking?' Stability? Do your fingers keep slipping? Etc.
No. Thumb locking instead of providing some suspension in the grip.
According to my friend who uses the Russian bow hold, those exercises don’t affect Russian bow hold
Thanks for the reference to Gruppman, Denis. Great player. His bowing looks more like Flesch's version of the Russian hold (at least what you can deduce from pictures.) The more I use it, the more I realize how old stereotypes (e.g. too high elbow, embedded sound in certain kinds of bowing, lack of control at the frog) are simply untrue.