bow tilt

bow tilt

bow tilt    14:14 on Saturday, April 10, 2010          

(1 point)
Posted by Pugnani

My violin teacher keeps telling me I should either bow with the bow hair flat on the strings or tilt the bow away from the bridge. I tilt the bow towards the bridge and don't hear any difference no matter how the bow is tilted.

Is my teacher full of hot air?

Re: bow tilt    19:43 on Tuesday, June 08, 2010          

(8 points)
Posted by vinhviolinist

Your teacher is right. You can get the same type of sound if you tilt the bow toward the bridge, but it's a little more difficult. It's a lot easier to tilt the bow toward the fingerboard when playing.

Re: bow tilt    08:25 on Sunday, June 20, 2010          

(240 points)
Posted by Bethmusik

I play with my bow mainly level.

Re: bow tilt    21:47 on Friday, June 25, 2010          

(27 points)
Posted by DanielEsea

You do not bow hair flat on strings

Re: bow tilt    10:51 on Friday, July 02, 2010          

(6 points)
Posted by banziescool

well sometimes i tilt my bow but sometimes its flat on the strings but then i am only doing my grade 1 tomorrow so i dont know much even though ive played for four years

Re: bow tilt    01:40 on Tuesday, July 13, 2010          

(68 points)
Posted by dante9002001

There's nothing wrong either way, just don't pull too much hair away from the strings.

When doing double stops however you'll want to use all the hair.


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