Bow Hand work
Someone mentioned a few months ago of using Wohlfahrt for right hand bow work, all at the frog. In my 37 years of playing, this was the first I've heard that but it intrigued me so much, I dug out my old books. So with that said, WHICH Wohlfahrt? Anyone else heard this or have suggestions?
I've needing to undo bad habits and relearn some things in regards to bowing and even holding my bow.
I would go with Kreutzer if you're looking for an etude book for core right-hand technique work.
For sure, the Kreutzer is always near the stand at all times!
I remember that when I was doing some remediation work at the frog, my teacher assigned a bunch of the triple-stop etudes from Dont op. 35, some of the string-crossing etudes out of Rode, and the third movement of the Tchaikovsky. All good workouts.
Thank you Lydia, I'll dig those out and take a peek. I greatly appreciate the suggestions :)
It really depends on what you are looking to correct.
My favorite bowing book is Sevcik, 40 variations.
One of my former teachers also used Irish fiddle tunes to let me practice at the frog. Started with the simple bowings: 2 notes slurred en two notes not slurred. that makes: two notes playing at the tip, slur to the frog, two notes at the frog, slur to the tip, etc. And then make sure the bowings at the frog are as smoothly at the frog as at the tip. Than build it up to more notes and vary with speed.
Thank you everyone! These are great suggestions!