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Ray
I just watched the video: Bow arm tension-getting rid of the bounce. What an excellent way to remove tension in the right hand. Coming at the same problem from a different direction, I once watched my dad try to loosen a nut from a bolt. When loosening did not work he then tried to tighten the nut even further. And when he tried to loosen the nut again it became loose. I'm wondering if purposely tightening the right hand and loosen it could have the same results? Sort of reverse psychology for our muscles. Just wondering.
Ray
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Posted: February 4, 2011
Last Comment: February 5, 2011
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Anne aMaudPowellFan
Posted: February 5, 2011
You didn't, Beth! Ask for the Amati to summon the courage to ask for the typewriter? That is so weird it must be, like Eileen said, genius!

Duane Lucy
Posted: February 4, 2011

Ray,

There might be some truth in that. I know in meditation they will tell you to first tighten a muscle and then relax it.


Eileen
Posted: February 4, 2011
LOL ! Beth, you're a genius ! X-D

Beth Blackerby
Posted: February 4, 2011
I remember when I wanted to borrow my professor's typewriter in college for the weekend, but I was afraid to he wouldn't let me, so I asked him if I could borrow his $800,000 Amati violin. He emphatically replied, "NO". So when I asked for the typewriter, he said, "Sure, no problem". Guess we have to "fake out" our muscles too.

Eileen
Posted: February 4, 2011
Hhhmmm...that is interesting. Maybe it has something to do with that philosophy of yours Beth...to go beyond what is comfortable so that when you bring it back to where it's supposed to be...it seems easy.

Beth Blackerby
Posted: February 4, 2011
That's fascinating. I might try that with impossible jar lids. Maybe there is something to "reverse muscle psychology". I'm going to steal that term and use it in teaching ; )