Video Blog: Coordinating our Bow and Fingers

by adminKFS on · 5 comments

I thought I’d start a series of short video blogs that address technique and style issues. In this video, I demonstate an exercise in coordination that I often work with in the lesson videos and with my private students to line up our bowing and fingering in difficult phrases. Please let know what you think!

 

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April 1, 2012 at 7:38 pm, Marilyn Mae Thurber said...

I could not hear you talking for the violin was in the way of your microphone. I could hear the violin loud and clear though.

April 2, 2012 at 8:39 am, Kathy said...

Great exercise! I’m having an issue with an added note that I think is the E string as I’m crossing over to plan D on the A string. This sounds like it might clear that up for me.

Thanks.

    April 2, 2012 at 12:14 pm, Kimberley SessionsAdmin said...

    Great, let me know how it goes!

April 2, 2012 at 4:22 pm, Randy Latimer said...

Thanks Kimberley – this video blog is a good idea. I like the idea of bow preparation, stopping before each note and stopping at the string crossings. This of course gets more challenging as the speed increases.

Another stylistic issue – A rhythmic thing – the “shuffle” versus straight rhythm feel. Your playing, especially reels, has good examples – when you play up to tempo and I slow it down, you have a cool shuffle/swing rhythm, when you play the slow versions, you play more straight. So in more performance mode, sounds like you put in that swing rhythm, or whatever it’s called.
I like it.

May 2, 2012 at 8:57 am, erin friedman said...

Ah – so great to find this! Coordinating bow and finger is exactly what I am working on this week – thanks for the tips.

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