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Ask a Maestro: how do string players move their bows together?

I’m rather liking this vlogging business. It’s challenging and it’s forced me to think about my relationship to music in new ways. I’ve also had to learn a lot of new technical junk, which is always fun.

I find myself attracted to questions that might be asked by someone totally unfamiliar with the world of classical music and orchestral procedure, with answers that may seem obvious at first, but which open the door to insights that may surprise seasoned professionals.  To wit: