This video shows you exactly how to build up a relaxed and comfortable violin hold yourself.
It also explains the ‘why’ of this bow hold.
The bow is to the violinist what the breath and voice is to the singer.
Holding your bow in the right way will improve your tone. Besides that you will learn that there is not one fixed bow hold, it’s more a ‘motion’ than a ‘hold’.
I will handle the common mistakes that most beginners make on tone creation, so you can make a beautiful sound. Not just for beginners!
When you don’t bow into the string, you are wiping over the strings with your bow. This causes an empty and thin sound without core.
When you bow into the string, you use the spring system of your strings, bow and arm to get a fuller sound with a core.
In this series of three videos I share 12 tips to play in tune on the violin. Yes, they are certainly just the tip of the iceberg of intonation, but they will help them on your way.
Also it's important that you know HOW you should practice in a structured and effective way. In this video I share with you how to create your own personal practice schedule.
What is your biggest take away from the videos I shared with you above? Let me know in the comments!Tweet
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