Problem No. 2 - Tips of Fingers Touching Pencil
Watch for the following problem when students are forming the bowhold with the pencil:
The tips of the fingers should NOT touch the stick. This will result in a loss of bow control.
The first joints of the middle and ring fingers should touch the stick. The index finger should touch the stick at the second joint (or between the first and second joints, as shown). Some teachers advocate the index finger touching at the first joint.
One way to help students is to draw a contact point line on their fingers to remind them where to touch their fingers to the stick.