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Bowing Technique with LA Phil's David Allen More

Discussion in 'Orchestral Technique [DB]' started by LouisF, May 15, 2017.

  1. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
  2. Andy Mopley

    Andy Mopley

    Sep 24, 2011

    Thanks for sharing, Louis.
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  3. bengreen


    Jan 26, 2016
    San Diego
    Thank you Louis. Never encountered MUSAIC before. What a wonderful resource.
  4. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Supporting Member

    Fantastic lesson.
    This page (below) in Simandl I, was where my teacher, (Roger Macchiaroli, Buffalo Phil.), first said to me - "a monkey could learn the notes".
    That first demo in the lesson above, @1:08, "releasing the string....." is pure gold.
    Thanks, LouisF.
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  5. Phil Rowan

    Phil Rowan Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY
    Aw man, thanks Louis. This is a solid reminder. I used to do a similar thing, where I'd just make contact between the bow hair and string, wiggle the string side to side for a second, and start a single note at time, up bow and down bow. But this David Alan Moore lesson only adds to that. Can't wait to add this to my daily routine.
  6. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    I've been going to the Mahler/Schubert cycle at the LA the past two weeks, and of course, sit up on the side or back of Disney to watch the bass section (soloists? what soloists). It's just amazing what a tight section they have. I'm glad I stumbled on this.
  7. RRR


    Feb 18, 2016
    Good old page 69!!!
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  8. Andy Mopley

    Andy Mopley

    Sep 24, 2011
    But can I add to this, then....are there really any NEW techniques, or at the end of the day, the pillars remain, and there's just a whole bunch of people "dusting them off" so to speak?
  9. the_Ryan


    Jul 10, 2015
  10. neilG


    Jun 15, 2003
    Ventura, CA
    No, and yes. What's new, or at least recent, is the expectation of what the DB is supposed to sound like.
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  11. neilG


    Jun 15, 2003
    Ventura, CA
  12. CaseyVancouver


    Nov 4, 2012
    Thanks Louis for posting!

    Here is a 65 minute talk with Moore. He covers a lot of territory. His hybrid bow hold is interesting, using bows by Fritsch, Walke, Herman, Dow ...and probably others! That starts at 34:00.

    He talks about Edgar Meyer and Francois Rabbath. Also his book 'Fractal Fingerings'.
    At about 52:00 he gets into audition prep.

    This guy is a intelligent eloquent speaker. Teaches a full time USC position, full time Philharmonic chair and runs 40-60 miles a week for 'ultra' marathons. He also practises.


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  13. the_Ryan


    Jul 10, 2015
    He's pretty neurotic about his scheduling, and everything he does in general.

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