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Kobe Tsang
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Hi everyone, 
I'm having so much fun with this, before I know it 4 hours had flew by! 
My bow hold is relaxed when I focus on it but as soon as my attention drifts to left hand, the pinky straightens. I've also been forcing myself to do longer bow strokes. 

Here is my best attempt at Lightly Row, would love any feedback for me to improve.

Thanks,
Kobe
Kobe Tsang
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Posted: July 8, 2019
Last Comment: July 12, 2019
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Dianne
Posted: July 12, 2019
Kobe great job on this. That new bow has warmth to its sound. The bow stroke you are doing in the 2nd video looks like a very good staccato. I think the martele might need more bow to be able to get the bow speed going. Your bow hand index finger looks to be a little extended out too far, but if it helps you right now with bow control while you adjust your bow hold then it's ok. You can rework all the fingers throughout the bow stroke to get them to feel where they are comfortable in each part of the bow as an exercise. Then eventually they will settle into one relaxed position with fingers rather closer together that works for the whole bow stroke, although keep the thumb flexible so it can straighten and flex as it needs to at the tip and frog. These are just some ideas. Great work and really good sound here!

Kobe Tsang
Posted: July 12, 2019
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Being working on martele bowing, tried to incorporate it to lightly row. I might not be pressing hard enough, it doesnt seem to sound as crisp as others and the movements feels alittle robotic. I've marked my bow in quarters to help me remember to use as much bow as possible. 

Kobe Tsang
Posted: July 9, 2019
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Thank you Elke and Dianne for your kind words ! 
Today I've bought a new wooden bow ! The extra weight really helps, it feel effortless and responsive. This is my second attempt at lightly row !

Elke Meier
Posted: July 8, 2019
This is really great, Kobe! I am glad you discovered this wonderful instrument and I hope you continue to have so much time that you can dedicate to it. It surely pays off! 

Dianne
Posted: July 8, 2019
Hi Kobe, the way you open and close form the elbow, and get a good tone even on the fast notes, at 5 days, is incredible. Yes, the right hand I find needs a bit of isolated work on open strings so it becomes automatic.