Bow change at the frog/tip: how much flexibility is too much flexibility?
Edited: February 7, 2019, 3:37 AM ·
I cam across this video of a fine violinist, he is the second performer from left to right.
His playing is such a pleasure to watch. I notice remarkable flexibility in the wrist of his bowing hand, especially when the bow changes at the frog. Upbow or downbow, his right wrist and palm moves gracefully like a piece of white flag undulating in the wind.
While his right hand looks awesome and is quite a scene to behold in my amateur eyes, I have a question, can you be too much flexible with your bowing hand wrist? I have never seen such degree of flexibility even with famous soloists. Is it possible to overdo bow changes and cushioning?
Your opinions will be helpful for my practice as an amateur, thank you for your insights!