As promised here's part 2 of our bow hand mini series. This video focuses on the flexibility of your bow hand. After you get the shape of your hand how you want it, it's important to make sure your hand remains soft, and flexible. This will help you to achieve a beautiful smooth and fluid sound, and avoid hand and wrist injuries. These tips and exercises will help you do just that!
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New vlog post is up Great little violin lesson on how to hold the violin bow. This one focuses on the shape of your hand.
This Beginner bow hand strategy focus's on opening up the entire righ hand to, softening the fingers, and creating a nice open tunnel through the hand and thumb area. Having an open tunnel area gives the fingers and hand room to be flexible for smooth bow changes, bow bouncing, and fast bowing.
This violin bow hand strategy can be used whether or not your student is already note reading. I like to teach the symbols and definition of up and down bows from pretty early on. When there is a movement or action tied to a name and a picture, kids catch on surprisingly fast.
I just had to share this awesome bow hand strategy that has worked so well for us! A while back, I came across this bow hand strategy and decided to create my own spin-off. I use candy, and a little different implementation, and am loving the results with my kiddo.