Hey. I've been playing pizz. grooves for a year and finally realized that I needed a teacher to learn arco & sort out my left hand tuning. Have just got Simandl & so far struggled my way up to page 13. Think I'm holding the bow right looking at the photo & have been shown a similar but slightly different way by my teacher (only had one lesson) - third finger wrapped around with the second vs. straight out opposite the pinky - any preference? Got the flexible wrist action idea but find it hard getting an angle on the E-string. It's less awkward if I angle the bow away from me i.e. wood 45 degrees below the hair on this string but the opposite angle on higher strings. Is this completely wrong? Should I angle the bow more towards me in the grip i.e. bow almost perpendicular to fingers so that the wood is higher than the hair when bowing the E, or am I just standing too far to the side of the bass rather than behind it? If I don't do this then I find I'm straining my wrist. I imagine this will be addressed at my next lesson but that's a few weeks away... Am I right in believing that your shoulder shouldn't move too much and it should all be wrist & elbow? Can't get my elbow moving.... Also, how do I get a tone that doesn't sound like I'm rubbing the outside of a horse against the inside of a cat? - more purposeful strokes? If I do this though I sometimes get octave harmonics rather than the real note. Too much / not enough rosin? Any help appreciated as my flat mate is thinking of moving out!