I'm writing a piece for my HoD. She bullied me into doing it. She's a flautist so I've written a piece for Flute + String Quartet. Now, at least a flute is a wind instrument. The solo part is completely finished and Rachel has said it's OK. The string parts are another matter. What I know about writing for strings could be written on one of the hairs from the bow In particular it's the bowing marks that throw me. I don't know any brass player who actually has to be told when to breathe. However, string players appear to need to be told when to move their arm in the other direction. :shock: Is there anyone on here who would be prepared to look at the score and make suggestions about the bowing. And, if possible, say whether the parts are playable by semi-pro/pro players. I would be very grateful (2 or 3 pints worth at least :guiness ) for any help.