Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Charlie Walden's Fiddlin' Tip #5

Tip #5   Learning To Use The Whole Bow


Look at any good player you really admire and you will that they use the entire bow in their playing.  You should be equally comfortable playing at the tip, in the middle or down by the frog.  To improve use of the entire bow isolate areas of the bow and play a variety of kinds of tunes with each section. Take a little white electrical tape, a piece of a Post-It Note or some other marker that won't mess up the finish on your bow and mark the bow with it in two places, thereby dividing the bow into three sections.  The tape will serve as a guide to keep you working in the portion of the bow which is targeted.