Different CONTACT POINTS on the Violin | Bow Technique | Violin Lounge TV #424

by | Jun 9, 2021 | Beautiful Tone, Bowing Technique | 2 comments

The point of contact is where your violin bow touches the string between bridge and fingerboard

Improve your sound quality with these tips:

If you bow on a contact point closer to the fingerboard, the sound of your violin will be softer and mellower. Closer to the bridge is brighter and louder.

Video content:

02:13 exercise to explore different violin contact points
03:41 violin contact points and position play
04:41 differences per string
05:02 apply contact points in your music
08:34 contact points in bow changes

Hi! I'm Zlata

Classical violinist helping you overcome technical struggles and play with feeling by improving your bow technique.

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  1. Karen

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    • Zlata

      Thanks for pointing it out, Karen!


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