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Using the Bow, Part 1

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Using the Bow  
 
Using the Bow  
 
Using the Bow, Part 1
Using the Bow, Part 1
 

Zoe talks about using the bow in this lesson. She starts by explaining the differences in the two kinds of bass bows, German and French, and the grips used with each. She demonstrates the grip on a German-style bow, which is the kind she uses, and talks about bow pressure, rosin, tuning with a bow, the position of the bow on the string, and more.


 
 
 
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