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First Bow Stroke

Many teachers advocate starting the beginning string student with short bow strokes on a steady rhythm in the middle of the bow. The student can focus on the distance of the bow from the bridge, and can apply a steady pressure and speed. It is also easy to keep the bow moving parallel to the bridge when the bow stroke is short and in the middle of the bow. As the student progresses, the bow stroke can gradually be extended.

 

 

 

 

POSTURE INSTRUMENT SIZINGINSTRUMENT POSITION

BOW HOLDBOW STROKE INTERMEDIATE RIGHT HAND SKILLSADVANCED RIGHT HAND SKILLS

LEFT HAND POSITIONSHIFTINGVIBRATOADVANCED LEFT HAND SKILLS

 

 
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