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In this recent teaching video I'm sharing on my YouTube channel I'm sharing one of my favorite exercises to share with my students. Do you conveniently avoid playing in the lower half of the bow, or outright fear the tones you might encounter down there? Get your bow pinkie working for you and rid your playing of crunchy sounds, so common when playing near the frog. Rather than avoid playing in that area completely, through my "take-off and landing" exercise you'll have the technique and training you need for gorgeous long bows, from frog to tip.

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