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Dianne
Nice new video from Johnson String. Geared towards children, very informative.
Dianne
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Posted: March 18, 2017
Last Comment: March 20, 2017
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Dianne
Posted: March 20, 2017
Hi Maria, there is a bamboo bow maker in Montana named David Zimmerman, mentioned in many articles and blogs, but he doesn't seem to have a shop to call. If you go here you can find his contact information for fiddling. If you trial a bamboo bow, please let us know how it is!

Maria
Posted: March 20, 2017

Yes, thank you Dianne but it's sad he was the only one who dared to do it...

I guess others were not ready to use bamboo...

Just like many decades ago when coconut/coconut oil-products were given bad health propaganda by big companies. Now it's hailed for its great health benefits. 

Even the Moringa Oleifera leaves were seen lowly vegetable  then but now they call it super food/vegetable for all its amazing nutritional contents.

If I were only skilled in wood and bow making, I would def. elevate this lowly bamboo by making exquisite and superb bows! :)

Jaime - Orlando , Fl
Posted: March 19, 2017
Quite interesting Dianne! Thanks for sharing! The bow will never be the same for me! hehe

Dianne
Posted: March 19, 2017
Hi Maria, I haven't tried a bamboo bow yet, but if it could be done with all the sound & playing characteristics professional violinists/violists demand, it would be wonderful to have an alternative to the endangered pernambuco tree. Here is an older bamboo violin bow for sale at auction in the past from English maker Lawrence Cocker.

Maria
Posted: March 18, 2017
Anyone tried the giant dense bamboo wood for a bow?

It's best known for its durability and flexibility as well, perhaps if I were a bow maker I will try to make a great bow using this amazing giant grass.

Maria
Posted: March 18, 2017


Thanks 4 sharing Dianne...will watch it now.

I love this community it really makes our brain cells get more active- I was recalling that 7th dominant rule and I was not sure if either to raise or lower the 7th note- now I know to lower it half step :)