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  • Writer's pictureKathy Judd

Cure for tip avoidance syndrome

Updated: Apr 27, 2023

We are restricted enough by the length of the bow. So, why avoid playing at the tip? Too often it is because the right hand is too low to create pressure easily at the tip of the bow. Try adjusting the level of the right hand (and of course the arm it is connected to) to give yourself the advantage of leverage. Try bowing in an upside down arc on the string, rather than a straight line. (Think of making a "u"or a smile on the string. ) Doing this you will find your right hand higher when the bow is at the tip - putting you in the place for optimum leverage for creating a big sound at the tip of the bow, with the least effort.

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