Do you practice the one-minute bowing exercise?
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.
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.
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One response to “Do you practice the one-minute bowing exercise?”
I do struggle with long slow notes so I’m thinking the OMB exercise should help with this but it sounds terrible 🤣🤣🤣