When we discuss the bowhold we need to discuss the bow hand. Base joints These joints are central to the release in the bow hand. …read more
Shake your right hand, then turn it over. Glide the bow between the first crease of the 1st finger and the tip of the 4th …read more
Let your hand hang off the bow. Slide it along the bow. Pop the thumb in and the 4th finger on top. Check that they …read more
Practise your bowhold on a pencil, because it is smaller and lighter than a bow. Practise a seesaw action using the 2nd finger and thumb …read more
The triangle of thumb, 1st finger and 4th finger on the bow is important for many bowstrokes, especially those that involve lifting the bow into …read more
First find a comfortable bowhold, while helping support the bow with your left hand. When you take away the extra support, does your bow remain …read more
Test your bowhold balance by using three clock positions. Please login to view this video.
As the weight of the bow changes from the light upper half to the heavier lower half there needs to be a subtle realignment of …read more
Check that you are not holding the bow too tightly. Blow on the bow and watch it move. Please login to view this video.
It is important to work on healthy fundamentals not only in the early stages, but to continue to develop them throughout our musical training. Bowing …read more