Small_nws_excemption3 Bow techniques

How-To | Alexandra Early, Violin
Bt_movie_not_in_use Bow as voice and breath for violinists 00h:00m:13s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Ways to change the amount of bow hair coming into contact with the strings 00h:00m:38s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Position of bow in relation to bridge and fingerboard determines sound quality 00h:01m:03s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Bow Speed: Fast bow = powerful sound. Slow bow = gentler sound. 00h:01m:16s
Bt_movie_not_in_use "Where" in the Bow: Bow Weight 00h:01m:28s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Main areas of the bow; how they sound 00h:01m:35s

NWS fellow Alex Early talks about using the bow for sound production on the violin



Alexandra Early

Violinist Alexandra Early is a native of St Paul, Minnesota. She is an avid orchestral and chamber musician and has performed in both disciplines across the United States and Europe. As an orchestral musician, Ms. Early has performed in orchestras including the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, New World Symphony, Alabama Symphony, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Charleston Symphony and Canton Symphony. She was also a member of the inaugural YouTube Symphony which performed at Carnegie Hall in 2009. Ms. Early holds a Master of Music and a Professional Studies Certificate from the Cleveland Institute of Music as well as a Bachelor of Music from the Manhattan School of Music. Her primary teachers include Charles Gray, Burton Kaplan and Paul Kantor. Ms. Early has spent the 2012-2013 season performing with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.