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!



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.


    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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