Fiddle bowing, fluter question
Some twenty days ago the fiddle has officially entered my life (bought it on a whim while I was travelling and neglected to take the flute with me).
As I like reading, I went through the books of Matt Cranitch, Pete Cooper and Paul McNevin (which I enjoyed despite none of them being as complete and precise as Grey Larsen’s book for flute).
Now, as a flute player, it strikes me that - as far as I understand - the basic bowing pattern in most tune types is one bow stroke per note, with slurs being introduced here and there for groups of few notes. Is this correct or is it simply a suggested approach for beginners? Or am I misunderstanding at all?
When I attempt to play a tune, my tendency is to slur several notes together as I would do with breathing on the flute and rarely find myself performing one bow stroke per note.
I’d be happy to get some feedback on this from fiddlers.