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Rockingham Cindy, Part 2: Bowing

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Rockingham Cindy, Part 2: Bowing
Rockingham Cindy, Part 2: Bowing
 
You’ll learn the bowing to Tommy Jarrell’s “Rockingham Cindy” in this video. Bruce takes it apart, phrase by phrase, showing you how he “rocks” the bow on some phrases and uses a circular figure-eight motion on others. You’ll also learn a bowed triplet that Tommy Jarrell often used at the ends of phrases.

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