Posted by pinky on May 18, 1999 at 19:23:50:
In Reply to: at the risk of sounding redundant... Bow Fingers posted by Andrea on May 17, 1999 at 12:53:06:
Maybe try playing with your pinky on top of the stick, like a violin bow hand? Sometimes just playing with your finger
in a totally different place makes you more aware of it, and might give you some ideas as to where to place it when you play.
Although, I do know some cellists who always play with their pinky atop the stick. (shrug)
Whenever my bow fingers feel uncomfortable, I just experiment by doing weird things. Playing with thumb under frog; playing with only first
finger and thumb; just pinky, first, and thumb; every finger except pinky; etc...
Sometimes exercises like that help you realize how your hand works, how your fingers relate to each other, and might lead you to
a bow grip that works.
You should know I'm just an amateur, not a teacher. I've just been working with my bow grip a lot lately, and wanted to let you know
that I sympathize with you. Good luck!!
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