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  • Writer's pictureKathy Judd

Take a Staycation at the Frog

Too many young or amateur violinists avoid the 4 or so inches of hair at the frog - essentially shortening their bow and undermining their own playing. It takes time to get use to counter-balancing the weight of the frog within your right hand, by mainly using your pinky. But, the lower part of the bow is valuable real estate! So, hang out at the frog just for fun; restrict your scales and any musical passage to only the hair near the frog. You'll come to love having that extra hair at your disposal!

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