Double Bass German Bow Hold
When holding a german bow the frog sits comfortably in the palm of the hand and the tip of the thumb is placed on the stick. The index and middle fingers lie against the side of the stick. The pinkie is curved and touches the bottom of the frog.
The image at left represents
what the bow hold would look like during an upbow. When the bow is
the wrist will bend slightly
and fingers will straighten out a bit. The flexibility of the fingers
and wrist is crucial to later bowing technique.