I would like to learn to play cello, but I have a mini-disability that prevents me from turning my right hand down (palm-down, or pronation) or up (palm-up, or suspination).
How much is this going to get in the way of handling the bow? How important is pronation in the mechanics of bowing?
I can approximate rotation of the hand by altering my grasp on the bow (fingers) and lifting my elbow.
Wikipedia says that
The transmission of weight from the arm to the bow happens through the pronation (inward rotation) of the forearm
but then, can I work around it with the aforementioned ‘cheats’, or would I lose too much in dexterity or sound quality?
- My left hand is fine.