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Lesson 10 - Bowing

Focus on GETTING THE BASICS RIGHT

  • Do a bowhold check - revisit lesson 8 if you need to.

  • Do a whole bow warm up.

  • Play fingers 0, 1, 2, 3, 2, 1, 0 on the D string and check your tuning. Check this with my playing in the video (about 4.15 in the video).

  • Pluck through each piece once or twice.

  • Then try with the bow the Student's Track until you feel confident to move on to the duets.

  • Go from plucking to bowing and back to plucking until you are confidently bowing each piece.

  • Don't be in any rush to 'get it right straight away' - being patient will pay off in the long run.

  • Go over previous videos if you think something's not right.

  • Most 'horrible' sounds occur because of a tense right hand causing the bow to 'tremble,' 'bounce' or be 'scratchy'.

10 A Friend... - Solo
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11 One finger... - Solo
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10 A Friend... - Duet
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11 One finger... - Duet
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12 Eee-abba... - Solo
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12 Eee-abba... - Duet
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13 Spinning Wheel - Solo
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14 A Stitch... - Solo
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13 & 14 - Duet - Play Either
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15 Frere... - Solo
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15 Frere... - Duet
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16 Welsh... - Solo
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16 Welsh... - Duet
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17 Windmill... - Solo
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17 Windmill... - Duet
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18 Hot X Buns - Solo
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18 Hot X Buns - Duet
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19 Merrily... - Solo
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19 Merrily... - Duet
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20 Pease pud... - Solo
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20 Pease pud... - Duet
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21 Clown Dance - Solo
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21 Clown Dance - Duet
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