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  • n. Plural form of bowing.


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  • Yet this is wrong -- for the player holds his bow at the finger-tips, that terminal point of the fingers where the tactile nerves are most highly developed, and where their direct contact with the bow makes possible the greatest variety of dynamic effect, and also allows the development of far greater speed in short bowings.

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  • Disinguished virtuosi, acclaimed virtuosos and virtuosas of this greatest orchestra in the world, members and memberesses of this fine ensemble, tuxedos and dressed of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, you behind me I've stooped to rehearse with for far too many seasons now and have yet to conquer, consider this your cue! to draw out the longbows: downbows for the 1st violins, upbows for the 2nds -- the bowings are as necessary as they are Schniedermann's written into your parts, yes believe it or not, in his own hand, and such hands!

    Experimental Fiction

  • The only thing you can't do – yet – is scribble your fingerings or bowings on to the page.

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  • The only thing you can't do, of course, is scribble your fingerings or bowings on to the page.

    This week's arts diary

  • The floor served as an extended soundboard which sent the reverberations of her bowings across the room.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • Therefore, he used his time on airplanes to mentally practice, going over the intricacies of a piece, imagining fingerings, bowings, phrasings--not just mechanically, but how his body would execute the performance, what he would be thinking, what he was trying to say.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Ms. CYNTHIA PHELPS (Principal Violist, New York Philharmonic): People don't know what bowings are, what they mean, or why are string players spent so much time on them.

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  • Think, for a moment, about this: it means that Thomson has been working with the concertmaster to determine bowings and with the librarian to mark up the scores.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • We need to bring back not only frequent crossings and bowings, which are traditional part-and-parcel of Eastern and Western liturgy, but breast-beating especially.

    Worshipping with our hands and bodies

  • As the man turned towards us in his bowings and bendings, Tam suddenly sprang to his feet and shouted at him a piece of schoolboy rudeness then fashionable in Kirkcaple.

    Prester John


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