Kevin Burke and the Waving bow
This is a question to those who´ve watced the DVD “Irish fiddle mastering the art, Kevin Burke”
In the chapter “reel 1” he has a long talk about the waving bow. How good fiddlers use the waving bow. He explains how 8 seminotes are often played slured 3, slured 3 down up. And he plays some examples where you can hear his typical lift.
Is that tecnique something very general or is mostly Kevins thing? Is it a sligo feature etc. Does other players do the same thing wavy thing instead of up and down strokes.
I´ve sat here trying to use that tecnique on some of the reels I play and I like it sometimes, but I´m not sure its something I should really work hard on.
I have tons of respect for Mr. Burke and he is maybe my all time favorite, but I´ve learned that you should always have a certain distance to what even the greatest masters do and especially what they say.
Thats why I ask here