Tom Bowling


One of the challenges of Tom Bowling is controlling the RH where it divides into two parts (bars 3-4, 7, and 15-16). The so-called weaker fingers need to be able to project the tune while the strong thumb needs to play very lightly as it is called upon to add a bit of harmonic and rhythmic padding underneath. Miming (sometimes called shadow practice) is an extremely helpful tool when we need to play one hand stronger than the other, or when we have two elements in one hand, each needing its own different dynamic level. Let’s first look at each...

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