Patting your head and rubbing your bellyPosted: March 24, 2011
A couple of posts ago I mentioned how the right hand was a difficult beast to tame. Last night, Danielle really wanted to focus on making the right hand more fluid and limber. She had me put my elbow against the wall so I couldn’t use my arm much and had me play short single bows by only moving my hand:
After that, I played some scales trying to incorporate the new bow technique:
It’s really hard trying to remember everything. One moment I would concentrate on keeping the hand limber, but then my left hand finger would go on the wrong string. Then I concentrated on my left hand, but my bow would slide too close to the bridge and my right hand would tighten up into a claw! It’s this huge balancing act that all has to come together to sound anywhere close to musical.