Origin of down-bow
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And the violinist should never think: 'I must play this up-bow or down-bow.'
The staccato may be played with the down-bow, the wrist and arm movements being simply the reverse of those in the up-bow.Chats to 'Cello Students
His mark for a down-bow is the same figure reversed in position;—Mr. for mordente, &c.The Violin
Artists of the German school are more apt to begin a phrase with a down-bow; the French start playing a good deal at the point.
- a downward stroke of the bow from its nut to its tip across a stringed instrumentCompare up-bow
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