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.
Learn all about the common violin bow strokes: detaché, martelé, spiccato, ricochet and more! Plus beautiful examples:
Learn these basic violin bowing techniques and easily master all possible violin bow strokes by combining them:
The seemingly simple choice between down-bow and up-bow is the foundation of musical and rhythmical accent
Two short and sweet exercises that will help you get more control over your bow and bow smoothly.
Build a proper violin bow hold to bow smoothly with a beautiful sound. Close up detailed video on how to hold the violin bow:
All about the violin bow technique flying staccato: examples, symbols, tricks and step by step practice instructions
Most common violin bowing techniques with practice tips, examples, symbols and free sheet music. Learn the basic bow strokes:
Learn to sound like your favorite concert violinist by learning the exact bow arm mechanics and finger movements of pro violin bow technique:
Practice bowing with just your fingers to learn smooth professional bowing, play fast runs with ease and sound great on the violin:
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: