Steps in Forming the Shape of the Bow Hand
Practice this exercise before trying to hold the bow.
1) Remove tension by shaking out hand and by wiggling the thumb to release tension.
2) Form circle with hand. Ask students to pretend they are picking up an orange tennis ball.
3) Bend and Flex the Thumb. While thumb is bent, touch it to the middle and ring fingers at the first joint. Flex the thumb and these two fingers.
4) Wiggle the Index and Pinkie Fingers.