Spent the entire hour on bowing. My teacher is wonderful – as if I haven’t already mentioned that. She expects me to tell her what I need to work on this time. She is aware that I well know my weaknesses and frustrations!
If you don’t play violin, let me tell you – the bow is pretty much everything. Expression, dynamics, style, effects. The bow is breath and life.
And the hardest thing to perfect. I’ve been intensely working on perfecting mine for a good – what? – nine months now. I feel that tonight the various arm and hand parts might be finally talking the same language and working together.