Mary, Georgia the state not the country. What is the value of it?

  • Thanks for your question. I’ve practiced long bows, but not the one-minute bow.
  • It’s a good exercise in bow economics.
  • Practicing long bows helps your overall bow sound.
  • Mark off the bow into quarters with tape.
  • First practice bowing in each quarter of the bow.
  • Then practice long bows, aka whole bows. Play with the speed. Break it up with some throwaway bows.
  • This alone is really valuable.
  • The one-minute bow is a bit ridiculous. Which means I definitely want to try this!
  • We’ll practice it incrementally.
  • Start doing an 4-second bow.
  • Once you can do that, keep doing longer time lengths in multiples of four: 8, 12, 16, 20…until you get to 60.
  • This is the essence of micro-practice.
  • As you can see…I can’t get that great of a sound with the OMB.

Further learning

This micro-lesson is an excerpt from an office hours webinar I gave on September 16, 2020. View the entire live-stream with indexed questions here.

Are you ready to begin your fiddle journey? I’ll send you some free lessons tailored to your current skill level.

Become a FiddleHed!

Two ways I can help you level up your fiddling

  1. Sign up for the FiddleHed newsletter below.
  2. Sign up for the Free Two-week Trial. You’ll get full access to all courses and group lessons. Plus, I’ll send you some free lessons tailored to your current skill level.

Thanks for being here 🙏

Return to Fiddle Questions >>

Leave a Reply

One response to “Do you practice the one-minute bowing exercise?