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.
Using the 2nd movement of Beethoven’s Spring sonata, Vivien helps you improve your tone and practice dynamics in legato with Ševčík’s 40 variations
Learn how to stop your bow from bouncing or shaking when you don’t want it, so you can control your violin bow during a performance when you’re nervous.
How to skip a string without noise or hitting the string in between? For example when going from a G to an A string or E string (a big string crossing).
In this video I explain the one bowing technique known as hooked bowing, portato or slurs and how to do it in a smooth and easy way:
Learn the violin bowing techniques spiccato and sautillé and how they differ in tempo, sound, bow hold, control and more:
How to get good enough at bowing so that you can concentrate on intonation and not have to worry about bad bowing sounds while practicing a piece:
Improve your sound quality and violin bow technique with the two short and simple exercises for smooth bow changes in this video:
With the quarter bow exercise, you train the different functions of your fingers in your bow technique and gain control over the whole bow.
The Thibaud exercise helps you improve the fluency and control in your bowing. By training the movement in your wrist and fingers you get a better sound.
In this video I share 3 different techniques to play accents on the violin
They all have their own sound effect and can be combined with each other
If there’s no indication of up bow or down bow in the sheet music, what’s the rule to follow?
In this video I explain how to choose between up bow and down bow:
Do a good sounding tremolo in your orchestra without getting a tired right arm. In this video I show you exactly how to do it effortlessly:
You know you need to relax your bow hand and move your wrist and fingers along with the movement of the bow, BUT you also want to have control and maintain a good bow hold. Isn’t that conflicting? Watch my video for the solution:
How to make a soft sound without bow shakes at the tip
Play softly with core, resonance and smooth bow changes
In this video I teach you how to bow smoothly like a professional violinist, create a gorgeous sound and make seamless bow changes
1 Hour video about how to bow smoothly with a beautiful sound: Questions and answers about bow hold, creating a good sound, double stops, silent bow changes, string changes, tilting the bow and much more!
A good tone production makes it possible to make beautiful music!
In this video I give you 5 tips to improve the sound you make on the violin:
Do you want to learn ALL about bowing technique and creating a beautiful tone on the violin? Check out the latest additions to my online course ‘Bow like a Pro’!
When you balance weight, speed and contact point you can get the optimal sound from your violin. Tone production on the violin is not some kind of magic or talent: it’s playing with proportions. You can get the best sound possible out of your violin and it’s set up!
Free online violin lesson in which I teach you how to improve your bowing technique and reach a professional level tone production. Get instant access!