Hi ya’ll, I’m Amy, brand spanking new to fiddling. I have a question for anyone who can help. I live in a two story house and I practice upstairs. All my fiddle stuff is in my “music studio” (extra bedroom). Inn the early mornings, around daybreak, when I’m just sitting on the porch, drinking coffee, I’m finding I have an urge to practice bowing. Nothing really studious, it’s so still and quiet, I find I can feel and hear even small changes in the angle of the bow hair to the strings. It’s almost like a form of meditation, if that makes any sense. My question is this; I have a new fiddle that I love but it’s upstairs and by going up to get it by the time I am back to porch and coffee, the mood is gone.
I also have my granddaughter’s 3/4 size fiddle. I was thinking that if I had that downstairs, close to hand, it would make for a nice micro practice. I’m just talking about bowing for basic tone, rhythm nothing the size of the fiddle would really change. However the bow is shorter. I don’t want to do something that causes me to develope bad habits or gets me confused.
I will appreciate any advice. I hope this made sense.
ps I’m loving reading everyone else’s experiences and watching their videos. So far, I’m so glad to be a part of this and Jason’s ideas for teaching are original and for me, perfect.