Ive been playing jazz doubling on acoustic and electric bass for about four years now. But I'm just starting to play classical in the college philharmonic. I've used the bow before but never seriously started to develop bowing technique until the past two months or so. I read all about bowing in Rufus Reid's 'The evolving Bassist' so I know you're suppose to relax your arm and all that jazz. But I still feel like I'm not developing proper technique. How do I know when my arm is relaxed enough? And if I'm letting the bow flow across the strings correctly? There are tons of little things I could use tips on, like string crossing, thumb position, intonation, volume, string buzz, arm tension/relaxation, bow position, vibrato. And also, how to keep the right balance when bowing the G string so that the bow doesn't touch the body of the bass. It is a very complex instrument and there's a lot to cover, but I'd appreciate any tips on this from more experienced bassists.