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Ray
Bravo Beth, First, I am impressed with the amount of work that you have quite evidently put into the online instructional videos. You should be proud of yourself. Of course the new format will take some getting used to but so what, that is part of the journey. You may have a set of videos on this topic already, if you do please ignore, there is a lot of information 'out there' about selecting a quality violin. But I have yet to find good information on qualities to look for when buying a bow. Could I impose on your 'spare time' and include a video on what to look for when selecting a bow as well as names of quality bow makers. Cheers, Ray
Ray
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Posted: January 14, 2011
Last Comment: February 11, 2011
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Eileen
Posted: February 11, 2011
Have fun Beth ! Will you be playing any fiddle tunes ?

I went to see Willie in concert WAAAYYY back when southern rock was the thing...at least up in this corner of the states.

I look forward to pics ! Hope you are able to get some !


Beth Blackerby
Posted: February 11, 2011
I'll sure try. I'll sneak one on my phone, and tell him "Hi" from all of us.

Ray
Posted: February 11, 2011
Hi Beth, we have all double booked or double parked. And being able to play with Willie Nelson that's fantastic. Now there is more time to practice. Looking forward to the reschedule. :)

Beth Blackerby
Posted: February 11, 2011
Hey all, I'm embarrassed to say that I double booked myself. The time we've scheduled for the webcast on "What to Look for When Buying Bows" is as the same time I am supposed to be at Austin City Limits playing in a back up orchestra for Willie Nelson.

Ray, since you asked the question originally, I hope it won't put you out to reschedule.


Ray
Posted: January 29, 2011
Beth,the way you've set it up sounds cool. By sending in emails we'll be able to concentrate on what you have to teach us a lot better. This is a whole new world for me and my enthuiasm gets the better of me. Even the practicing is fun.

Beth Blackerby
Posted: January 28, 2011
Ray - I think I described the event in the wrong way. You'll be able to watch us live, but we will only be able to have email contact with you all. The way we're planning it is to both take emails before hand so we'll have an idea of what people want to know, and then have people email in while we're live. This will be our first event like this, so it will be a learning experience for sure.

Ray
Posted: January 28, 2011
Hi Beth, looking forward to the webcast on the 13th. I don't have a camera set up but I do have a mike. It'll be great to hear directly from other people that we only know by name and face. Thanks for setting that up for us.

Beth Blackerby
Posted: January 28, 2011
Ray- your great question prompted an idea to have a live webcast seminar on choosing a bow. Look to the news reel (your home page) for the details....

Ray
Posted: January 14, 2011
Beth, That's exactly the kind of information that I was looking for. I have one bow but I was never sure if this was the best for me. Cheers

Beth Blackerby
Posted: January 14, 2011
Ray, thanks for posting. Yes, choosing a bow is such a subjective and personal experience that there really isn't a lot of information out there, but I'll give it my best shot. I bought a bow some years ago, and paid a hefty amount...but it was the right bow for me. I'll go to the shop and pull out several bows and show you how I compare them. I'll also talk to our luthier and pull as much info out of him about some of the more practical considerations as well. I'll post the video here sometime next week.