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Hello all!

In this video I filmed part of my practice with the videos in here titled 'Playing in the middle and at the tip and frog of the bow'. 
I would deeply appreciate some feedback from you on what I'm doing right and what you notice to be improved upon. 

Thank you so much! :D 
Have an awesome rest of your day! <3 

5 Responses
Posted: May 14, 2016
Last Comment: May 16, 2016

Beth Blackerby
Posted: May 16, 2016
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Beth Blackerby
Posted: May 15, 2016
Great, Marina! I'm so pleased to see you keeping tension out of your bow hand.  I'll be making response videos on Monday. All the new video submissions will receive a video response.

Elke Meier
Posted: May 15, 2016
Hello Marina,
I would also suggest that you re-watch the videos on the bow hold. Your hand seems very much up on the bow, the fingers quite a bit away from the frog. Record yourself, but such that you can see the hand well. And then compare the bow hold videos with your own hand. Watch especially where the fingers should be in relation to the frog. And while I think it is good if the fingers of your bow hand are flexible, in your case they seem to be rather very flexible - meaning that after each bow stroke the fingers move and they end up somehow differently on the bow. - But take this advise with a grain of salt, as I am not an experienced player yet!!

Posted: May 14, 2016
Hi Marina,

I thought you did a great job in maintaining a straight bow.  An area that I suggest, and of course I'm also learning so take with a grain of salt and wait for Beth, to work on is your bow hold.  You mention about your little finger.  Have a look a few of Beth's videos on the Bow Hold.  It is a great series and soon you will have a beautifully rounded pinky perched upon the bow.  

May the Beat Be With You,


Posted: May 14, 2016
 your violin seemed to be out of tune. also, there looked like there was a bit too much tension in your pinkie finger. Otherwise, you had a very good tone!