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Re: right hand building up speed & dexterity

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Posted by gian pangaro ( on August 21, 2002 at 12:56:48:

In Reply to: Re: right hand building up speed & dexterity posted by Monte on August 05, 2002 at 13:06:47:

string crossings are a big part of this speed problem. some excercises that have helped me come from Fred Zimmerman's book of bowing excercises, "Contemporary concept of bowing technique" (i think dave holland developed his approach from books like these). This book is full (almost too full) of stuff intended only to help you bow faster, the concept being that you figure out what notes from each passage will be on each string, and only practice the bowing, not the left hand.

Other approaches (a la dave holland) may include changing your hand angle to use the tips of your RH fingers rather than than the whole side, as in walking. As my friend Dan Greenspan put it, "you want to run fast, run on your toes". The only thing about this approach is that it takes a while to build up tone.

check out the link to see some pics of various RH positions.


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