Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Great German Bow Guide

by JW

Bob Oppelt, the principal bass of my orchestra (National Symphony Orchestra), has been building himself a great website with some interesting thoughts and insights about playing bass and being an orchestral musician. I especially wanted to point readers of this blog to this fantastic set of photos he took of himself demonstrating various German bow grips and commenting on what he considers their strengths and weaknesses. It's a great example of a way to use a website to inform and provide resources for students and teachers. Bravo Bob!

1 comment:

Randy Flanagan said...

Hey Mr. Wisener and Mr. Hood, how about your thoughts resin? Do you use a lot? How do you find the right balance for: an unaccompanied piece, a piece with piano, a concerto with an orchestra, playing in the section, playing orchestra excerpts?

pz, Randy.