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GUEST,Sharon G Tuning a Fiddle (51* d) RE: Tech: TUNING A FIDDLE 22 Aug 05

Good points from fiddler-

As to the bows built to curve the "wrong" way- I think that the earlier (medieval-baroque) period had many bows built this way, but that for the last several hundred years, bow shape has become more standardized.

I have defnitely suffered from the musculo-skeletal problems related in part to bad posture- not just because of fiddle but certainly it affects it.

I think that there is a lot of classical technique that helps almost any style of fiddler to get a better sound, intonation, and knowing what your bow can do- as long as there is room to play and interpret the music in the traditional way- which then means leaving behind a lot of classical style for timing, bowing, variation etc and absorbing the rhythm, bowing, ornaments, variations, and sometimes intonation for a specific style....


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