Obtaining a good sound
I asked this the other day but I think my post was probably a bit too rambling so deleted it in order to re-ask the question.
I know there are many factors that go into getting a good sound - bow, bowing parallel to the bridge, right/left hand coordination, finger pressure, etc. I've read the previous posts on this topic, and it's interesting in that everyone has a different take on this in the past.
So I am curious - what is/was your main takeaways when focusing on getting that good sound?
Practicing scales and focusing on tone, different contact point for different types of sound, changing bow tilt, relaxing hand so it moves with the stroke.... it’s so nuanced and I’m not sure how one would develop a good tone through anything else but practice.
I practice a lot, and focus on what my teacher suggests. I've just been focusing on this search for a consistent good sound more and more as other things that used to be difficult no longer are.
I agree with Xuanyuan. Planning your bow division thoughtfully is also an important element. A relaxed vibrato is sort of the final element once your right hand is tamed.
For me it was becoming thoroughly familiar with the holy trinity: bow speed, bow pressure, soundpoint. You become familiar by first learning the theory (which is quite simple, see Fischer Basics) and then experiment, experiment, experiment.
Thanks to all 3 of you, I appreciate the comments! Christian. I am most certainly at an earlier stage of my return to the violin adventure :)