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Hello dear violinists, 

I'm Ayoub, and I've been playing the violin for four months now, 
i would like to know how can i improve my playing, one the things i have noticed in my bow arm is some sort of stiffness in the wrist, my bow strokes seem kind of robotic,

i would appreciate the help if you could tell me some exercises to make the bow stroke more smooth, 

any other advice's will be appreciated,

thank you  

p.s. Concerto in B minor , Oskar
8 Responses
Posted: April 6, 2016
Last Comment: April 7, 2016

Posted: April 7, 2016

Elke Meier
Posted: April 7, 2016
Ayoub, are you aware that Beth posted a whole video on the first movement of the Rieding concert not very long ago? That should be very helpful also.

Posted: April 7, 2016
Thank you Ying for your kind words, much appreciated, thanks to you i'll be able to practice at home without any interruptions :)  

Posted: April 7, 2016

Thank you Beth for taking the time to do a video response, i will do my best to follow the tips that you've given me, and i really appreciate it 

Thank you very much

Posted: April 6, 2016
I thought that was wonderful! Shame on your house mates for complaining about your playing!
I do think you should also use the lower half of your bow though ;) But basically i think you are off to a great start.

Beth Blackerby
Posted: April 6, 2016
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Posted: April 6, 2016
Thank you for the response, i've already watched that video, but i'll check it again maybe i missed something there

Much obliged :)

@Hélène Mathers

Thank you for your kind words, i really appreciate the your positive feed back :)

Hélène Mathers
Posted: April 6, 2016
Ayoub, welcome to Violin Lab!

I will leave the advice and critics to the ones who are more advanced than me but I wanted to tell you that I'm impressed with your long straight bows!  Your intonation is excellent and I love the tone!  

You're off to a great start!  Congratulations!