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Posted by Josh on January 04, 2002 at 13:53:57:
In Reply to: French vs. German posted by Jon Steele on November 16, 2001 at 11:27:30:
Ah! The inevitable battle of French bowing versus German bowing continues on! The most commonly seen bowing style is (of course) French. This is because cellists, violists, and violinists don't have a seperate style of bowing. All of these bow overhand. The underhand style (German bow) allows you to "dig in" a lot more than French bows. The German style, however is a lot more uncomfortable. The bow is held flat hair against the strings between you first finger and your other three. This requires you to almost bend down to bow. Of course, what you use is all preference, but they say the best bass players use both
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