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Forming the Bow Hold Step Five

For violin and viola, tap little fingernail on the bow-on top of stick. This insures that it is curved. A curved and relaxed pinkie is essential for bow control.

Note the placement of the pinkie is next to ring finger. It does not need to be touching the screw.

In general, there is a small amount of space between the fingers. Some teachers advocate the fingers touching. The fingers of the hand are not spread, as this will cause tension in the hand.

 

 

 

 

 

POSTURE INSTRUMENT SIZINGINSTRUMENT POSITION

BOW HOLDBOW STROKE INTERMEDIATE RIGHT HAND SKILLSADVANCED RIGHT HAND SKILLS

LEFT HAND POSITIONSHIFTINGVIBRATOADVANCED LEFT HAND SKILLS

 

 

 

 
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