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Level Two — Building Bow Control
Bow Speed and Bow-Arm Motion
Give yourself a pat on the back! Keep up the focused great work!
Continue to practice Level One Exercises until you can perform them consistently with great ease. 
It is wise to include the exercises as part of your warm-up regime. Accelerated progress is attained when you focus your attention to the coordination needed to perform well from the instant you take the instrument out of the case.  Enjoy focused and productive practice!

Regardless of one’s intellect or personal knack for playing, focused listening skills are needed in order to perform well.  Actively listen! 

Everyone has many activities and subjects to learn that require mental energy. Music is soothing and helps you to recharge your brain powers for higher learning. When practicing your instrument, enjoyment is gained by tuning in to the sound of the instrument and shifting your focus to auditory creative processes.  Make your instrument Sing!

When performing Bow Changes and moving the bow from one bow-segment to another, you most probably noticed that different speeds of motion affected your bowing success.

The ability to control the amount of weight placed onto the strings, and then apply it to bowing motion is a crucial bowing skill to master.

Throughout the Quest, you have been in training to “get the feel” for the concept of placing Weight into Motion. Now that you have reached the stage of bowing performance, you will have a greater understanding of the set-up exercises. Practice and review the exercises periodically, so you can improve your playing mastery.

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It’s time to Build Bow Control.  Let’s learn about Bow-Speed!
Introducing the Bow     Parts of the Bow     The Stick     Horse-Hair     The Tip     The Frog     The Winding     How the Bow Works 
 Rosin     Preparing to Hold the Bow     Stick Training Exercises     Bowing Terminology     Down-Bow     Up-Bow     

Bow-Hand Set-Up    Finger Tasks and Functions     The Thumb     Meet ARC     Finger Segments     The Index-Finger   
Bow-Hand Pronation      The Center-Finger and Ring-Finger     Bow-Hand Fulcrum     Ring-Finger Propulsion     Bass Bows 
 Pinky Bow-Tasks     ‘Casting’ the Bow-Hand    Bow-Wrist Tasks    Rotational Inertia    Arco    Clay Smile Exercise    Meet ANGLE 

The Bow-Arm Box     The Shoulder Arc     Bow Contact-Point     String Lanes     Bow-Segment Mastery     Bowing Exercises 

Finding the Bow Contact-Point     “Painting With Sound”     Bowing Exercises Menu     Bow Taps     Bowing Traditions 

Perform Down-Bows     Perform Up-Bows     The Art of the Bow-Change     Articulations     Staccato     Legato 

Mastery Checkpoint One     Building Bow Control     Bow Speed and Bow-Arm Motion     Bow Planning and Distribution

Slow Moving Bow Strokes     Individual Bow Segments     Traveling the Bow     Bowing Dynamics     Mastery Checkpoint Two 

Advanced Techniques     Slurs and Articulations     Slur Training     Locating the Bow’s Balance Point     Ricochet and Spiccato 

Exploring Ricochet     Ricochet Control     Spiccato Training     Spiccato Control     Spiccato Brush Strokes 

Multiple String Crossings     Virtuosic Bow Strokes     Arpeggio Bowing     “Flying” Staccato     Mastery Checkpoint Three 

SCROLL’s List of Bow Strokes