Improve your Bowing Technique on the Violin
Master your violin bow and create a beautiful sound.
Free violin lessons that teach you how to bow smoothly, make fluent bow changes and master different bowing techniques, so you can play the music you love beautifully.
Improve the dynamic range on your violin by learning these 7 ways to play loud and soft. Play with passion!
This exercise can improve your bow control and sound quality, but when done the wrong way it can be very dangerous for your violin playing.
Learn how to play Parlando, what the difference is between Parlando and Louré or Portato, see examples and symbols and get tips to practice:
The point of contact is where your violin bow touches the string between bridge and fingerboard. Improve your sound quality with these tips:
Doing some bowing exercises, but are they not helping when playing pieces? Here are the steps to apply smooth bowing to the music you play:
Beginner vs professional bowing technique on the violin and what makes the difference. Discover what level you are at:
Staccato is an articulation while martelé is a bowing technique. In this video I show you the differences and explain when to use what:
Getting a horrible noise on the violin E string? Here are some easy to follow tips that will get you a good sound as a beginner violinist:
Tips on the chords and melodic lines in the opening of the Chaconne from partita no 2 for solo violin BWV 1004 by JS Bach:
Did you know you can make SO many advanced techniques a LOT easier when you adjust your bow hold to the technique you play? Find out:
How to get rid of your beginner sound and to keep improving your sound (forever!) as an intermediate and advanced violinist:
Tricky string crossings in close up, from all sides, in slow motion and effective practice strategies to get them up to speed.
Not sure why your violin E string whistles, doesn’t speak or gives a horrible noise? With these 13 checks the problem will be solved:
Three Eights of Smooth Bowing and a Beautiful Violin Sound – Join my experiment! | Violin Lounge TV #389
To create the best sound from the violin we make fluent movements in the elbow, wrist and fingers. Here’s what works and doesn’t for me:
Take 5 minutes for the 8 best bow hand exercises for developing flexibility in your bow hold, so you can bow smoothly with a good tone.
Should your wrist be straight when playing the violin? Or is there a way to a better sound and more freedom of movement?
Practice tips, common mistakes and tricks to make silent bow changes and get a great sound on the violin:
How to Practice FAST STRING CROSSINGS in Seitz Student Violin Concerto op 22 no 5 | Violin Lounge TV #380
Tackle those fast string crossings with these practice strategies. I use the string crossings in Seitz concerto no 5 as example:
Bowing to a violinist is what breath is to a singer. In order to make beautiful music, we must be aware of which part of the bow we play with:
Avoid hitting other strings and sounding scratchy with the exercises in this lesson about crossings strings on the violin: