Gaz vs. bow

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themodestokid
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Gaz vs. bow

Postby themodestokid » Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:05 am

Any thoughts on playing dilruba with a gaz vs a violin or cello bow? The tone is certainly different! I am finding it easier as a beginner to get a clear, non-scratchy sound when playing with the bow...

themodestokid
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Re: Gaz vs. bow

Postby themodestokid » Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:53 am

If I can avoid the scratchy sound, the gaz definitely produces a better tone and more volume.

peeceebee
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Re: Gaz vs. bow

Postby peeceebee » Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:52 pm

Every gas, bow, etc. will each have its own unique tone. Of course take advantage of this- but in terms of developing skill, leaning to get good tone from a difficult bow will advance bowing skill enormously.

Haroon
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Re: Gaz vs. bow

Postby Haroon » Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:46 am

I've tried both violin and cello bow (for Dilruba), currently I'm experimenting with the double bass bow (German style).
This is something which Pt Dhruba Ghosh has also tried on the Sarangi, see his interview in Regula Qureshi's book Master Musicians of India: Hereditary Sarangi Players Speak.


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