What if you use a lot of bow, but you still don’t get the rich and warm tone you desire?
You want to make a nice full sound… so you use more bow… but it doesn’t work.
If you are cooking a tasty dinner… than don’t just use salt to make it tasty! To make a tasty dinner you should use several herbs and experiment with using them. (I know nothing about cooking, so it’s a wild guess)
In this video I will discuss what you can change in your bowing to create rich and warm tone:
Season your tone with the following ingredients:
- bow straight, not sloppy
- use of bow hair (don’t be afraid to use it all!)
- weight of your arm (no pressure!)
- speed and width of bowing
- place of your bow on the string
Focus on one thing at a time and experiment a lot.
Please let me know what your experiences are in the comments below!