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  • Writer's pictureKathy Judd

Our bow is our breath; don't choke

Updated: Jun 30, 2023

It's annoying sometimes. But we have a relatively short stick with hair on it and only two directions to go: up and down. As a singer uses their breath; we must use our bows. We can't sing if we are choking ourselves by using too little bow, or pressing too hard or are too breathy because we are expelling too much air (bow) for the passage. Unlike some wind players, there is no circular breathing for us. So it behooves us to always be aware of exactly how we are or are not breathing with our bows.



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