Technique: Playing in the lower half of the bow


Violinist Jack Liebeck shares tips on how to take full advantage of the whole bow

When I am teaching, I find it fundamentally important to communicate to my students that there should be softness of touch with the bow hold; the bow shouldn’t be gripped. I think that I probably take this to extremes but in order to make a beautiful sound we need to learn how to use the nature of the bow and the violin without interfering too much…

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