Definition of Down-bow
1. Noun. A downward stroke from the heel to the tip of the bow.
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Literary usage of Down-bow
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Violin Playing as I Teach it by Leopold Auer (1921)
"mC THE Staccato UP AND DOWN Bow Opinions differ as to the manner in which the staccato stroke should be delivered. The masters of the past century, ..."
2. Ole Bull by Sara Chapman Thorp Bull, Alpheus Benning Crosby (1882)
"... with a down-bow, carefully avoiding the habit of constantly practicing one way. In order to acquire a greater facility of executing swift passages in a ..."
3. Ballads & Songs of Lancashire: Chiefly Older Than the 19th Century by John Harland (1865)
"Away she sank, away she swam, Bow down, bow down, bow down ! ... The miller and daughter stood at the door, Bow down, bow down, bow down ! ..."
4. The Technique of the Modern Orchestra: A Manual of Practical Instrumentation by Charles Marie Widor (1906)
"When the bow is drawn over the string from the heel to the point, the violinist is said to be playing a down-bow, when from the point to the heel an up-bow, ..."
5. Congregational Church Hymnal by George Slatyer Barrett, Josiah Booth (1888)
"0 Lord, bow down, bow downline ear to ше, bow down, bow - г -г -Р: f> t ... O Lord, bow down, bow down Thine ear to me : make WT7 r^ ..."
6. Violin Mastery: Talks with Master Violinists and Teachers, Comprising by Frederick Herman Martens (1919)
"And the violinist should never think: 'I must play this up-bow or down- bow.' Artists of the German school are more apt to begin a phrase with a down-bow; ..."