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Common Problems for Cello and Bass Bow Hold

In the top image, the student's hand (and wrist) is angled in such a way that wrist will not be able to bend properly as the bow moves from frog to tip. The result will be excess upper arm motion. Compare to the correct hand placement below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POSTURE INSTRUMENT SIZINGINSTRUMENT POSITION

BOW HOLDBOW STROKE INTERMEDIATE RIGHT HAND SKILLSADVANCED RIGHT HAND SKILLS

LEFT HAND POSITIONSHIFTINGVIBRATOADVANCED LEFT HAND SKILLS

 

 
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