bow dropping

Discussion in 'Jazz Technique [DB]' started by god jr., Dec 13, 2001.

  1. god jr.

    god jr.

    Dec 13, 2001
    i was wondering if you could help me with a little problem i've been having lately. It seems that i have a really difficult time hanging on to my bow, especially in "the heat of the performance" or "when the pressure is on". Any suggestions? I'm tired of bringing my bow to the repair shop every month.

    thanks a million,

    (god jr.)
  2. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY

    My, what an unfortunate username you have. I have a sneaking suspicion that someone will shortly be leaving the building in the manner of Elvis.
  3. Don Higdon

    Don Higdon In Memoriam

    Dec 11, 1999
    Princeton Junction, NJ
    carbon fiber?
  4. With that monikar I suggest that you give up the bass and start playing the violin.

    1. Violinists....We all know that they think the world revolves around them ( a.ka. messianic delusions). "That's why their heads are so large" quote the Jurassiac.

    2. Their bows are a lot lighter which allows those with lesser (junior) strength to hang on to them.
  5. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Are you stabbing your sectionmate with your runaway bow?

    Put some rosin on your fingertips.
  6. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    ...and lay off the chips, pretzels and goobers on the break. Or at least wash your hands before the next set.

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