Kato Havas and Irish fiddle
A few months ago I decided to concentrate seriously on fiddle technique, to improve intonation, the quality of sound, bowing etc.
Luckily, I had the chance to meet a teacher trained ith Kato Havas, the Hungarian violinist who introduced the so called "New Approach". The new Approach is a technique whose aim is to eliminate every tension, and make violin playing as relaxed as possible.
The "New Approach" is a mere technique, and it can be applied to different music traditions; its focus on the quality of the sound WITHOUT vibrato makes it very suitable to Irish traditional music.
I haven’t met any fiddle player who uses the New Approch of Kato Havas yet; I’d like to talk a bit about a few points…
Is there anyone around???