Maybe. An interesting week in the practice room. A few days ago I had the distinct sensation that something about my bow arm is different. I've been working on a major change to everything about using my right arm for a little over a year now. It started with my new teacher's (T-) demand for "more sound, more sound", and to get my bow into the strings. From his side, we worked on supple fingers, a more horizontal and less pronated bow hold, and good "bow change motions" at the wrist. From my side, I continually put too much pressure on the strings to try to play louder. Even when I thought I wasn't. I'm sure that is partly what has contributed to a little right elbow tendinosis I've been struggling with since summer.
But... At my lesson a couple of weeks ago T- said something that just clicked. He asked for a folding in of my arm during an up bow stroke. Wow. That felt different. At that practice a few days ago I felt it again, and all of a sudden I was spinning a huge sound with almost no sensation of pressing onto the strings. As these things go, practices since then have been a real struggle, with nothing feeling right. But today... IT'S BACK!!!
I am so excited. I think I'm breaking through to a new plateau.