|Bow Direction and String Crossings
Bow Direction and String Crossings
In this video, Chad addresses some questions Peghead Nation students have had about bow direction and string crossings. He uses the tune “Ookpik Waltz” to show how the bow direction at the beginning of each measure is usually a down bow, how to make the downbeats target notes for your bowing, and how to adjust your bowing to play down bows on all the downbeats, no matter what you’re playing between those target notes. Chad also gives advice on string crossings: how to think about bowing from the inside of the strings instead of the outside and keeping your eye on your bow. He also gives you an exercise in which you turn the bow slightly on up bows.