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Offline Hill Cat

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Dance Bows
« on: Aug 10, 2013, 02:35:40 PM »
Hi,

 Anyone here use a dance bow? Don't know too much about them but their shorter than a classical bow and similar to a Baroque bow.

 Thinking of buying one or asking my teacher to  make one for me, just wondering if other people use them and what the best options, makers etc. are.

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HC


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Re: Dance Bows
« Reply #1 on: Aug 10, 2013, 07:40:20 PM »
Never heard of one, strangely enough.  Do you have pics or a link, by chance?

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Re: Dance Bows
« Reply #2 on: Aug 11, 2013, 07:47:45 AM »
I've only really heard my teacher refer to them so I've asked for more info. Could be me that's misunderstood the terminology of course  :)

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Re: Dance Bows
« Reply #3 on: Jan 09, 2015, 12:16:13 AM »
I just move my hand up or down the bow, to shorten or lengthen as necessary.

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Re: Dance Bows
« Reply #4 on: Jan 09, 2015, 10:42:05 AM »
I know a few people who use baroque bows. I've got a couple myself but I rarely use them. They're nice, light and springy, but then so is my main bow (a codabow), and the codabow is louder and plays better.
I definitely think it's massively important to have a quality bow, arguably more important than the fiddle when developing good technique, but personally I'd rather spend the money on a decent standard bow.
As for the term dance bow, I've never heard it.

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Re: Dance Bows
« Reply #5 on: Jan 09, 2015, 10:45:48 AM »
Oh and you can pick up baroque bows dead cheap from the chinese ebay sellers if you pick a good time to bid. Might give you an idea if you like the feel without splashing out on something more pricey. I got a nice playing one for about 15 quid a few years ago.

 




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