Thursday, July 25, 2013

What would your tone be like if you had to hold your bow with your elbow instead of your fingers? You might be surprised.

With out fingers like you and I have this violinist is faced with using every thing he can do with his elbow to make tone on his violin.   With the help of some technology a craftsman at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Center created so that he could hold the bow with some control.   In spite of this he is able to fill concert halls with a big sound.    It is a reminder to us all that tone on the violin lives in our elbows.   Maybe the rest of us have too many fingers between us and a deep tone.

You can learn more about Adrian and his projects to help others on his web site:    But first listen to this interview on CNN.   I think you will agree that his deep tone comes from a deep heart.

One handed violinist plays, helps others

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