Fiddle Bowing Question
First of all, I’m a beginning-level fiddler. When I play a tune, I don’t consciously try for specific bowing patterns. I reckon I have enough other problems without worrying about that. Problems like putting my fingers down in the right places and keeping the bow perpindicular to the strings. And I’m hoping that I’ll end up bowing correctly without putting any conscious effort into it. That’s one question, I suppose. What do you think? It’s something I’ve thought about for a while. However, the reason I was prompted to write here is this: I recently composed a jig and I am having difficulty with the bowing of one note. I have tried to change the note, but I cannot find one I like as well. Here is the sequence of notes and they occur right at the start of the jig/A part:
|DEF ABA| AFE D3|
The bowing problem for me is the A note at the start of the second measure. So, perhaps some experienced players could tell me how they would handle the bowing of these 10 notes. Thanks.