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  1. Another thing that might cause a bow to slide towards the fingerboard, in my experience, is a droopy violin, often the case with shoulder rests. If that is the case with you, try raising it so that the strings are parallel to the floor and suddenly gravity will work for you and not against you.
  2. It's the Adagio from the first Sonata of the Sonatas and Partitas for violin by Bach.
  3. Oh, oh, no... see the name on there?
  4. @Bill Merkel There is wear in the thumb leather, but the varnish is intact where the pinky touches. The frog is ebony, not plastic.
  5. Thank you @fiddlecollector, @The Violin Beautiful and @PhilipKT, I will use a piece of tape on the brand. @Bill Merkel and @Deo Lawson, it's not so much a problem with the pinky alone; my whole hand becomes sweaty and I find it hard to feel comfortable with the bow as it tends to slip and my hold constantly changes (usually goes higher, towards the tip where it feels lighter), so I thought that a bit of friction there would help the overall stability of my bow hold. I definitely don't grip it too tightly or press too hard. But I will try practising colle, thanks for the suggestion.
  6. Great! Therefore, I will cut the leather piece properly and use a glue like Titebond. Thank you all!
  7. Even with the term I can't seem to find an image of it on Google... I'm certain I've seen it, though. Thanks!
  8. @Brad Dorsey I mean the area I've marked in the image. Thanks!
  9. Hello and Merry Christmas to all! I was wondering how one might install a bit of leather on the bow so that the pinky doesn't slip; I have pretty sweaty fingers and I think this might help a bit.I'm pretty sure I've seen some old Hill (?) bows that have that, leather that covers the spine of the bow right above the frog. I have access to suitable leather and can cut it however I need, but I'm not sure if it's supposed to be stuck on (and if so what glue would not damage the varnish?) or wrapped somehow. Thank you and happy holidays.
  10. @Bill Merkel Well, maybe this is not the right place for a discussion. PM?
  11. Indeed! I'll take a look into that. I used to read up a lot on Dounis' ideas, but I'm not sure any more that I can agree with him on many things...
  12. That's an amazing video. I remember watching it in the past, but only now am I appreciating the wealth of information in it.