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.
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:
Extensive video violin lesson filled with tips and exercises to get a great sound. Discover what problems keep you from a good tone and learn to solve them:
Get a good and regular tone over the whole bow. A lot of beginner violinists stay in the middle of the bow and avoid the frog and tip.
To get a beautiful tone as a beginner violinist without sounding scratchy, it’s important that your fingers move along with the bow stroke:
How is the notation of violin bow techniques in sheet music?
Here’s how to know exactly which technique to use when:
Transition fluently between spiccato and sautillé when the tempo of the music demands it. In this way you can have a good jumping bow technique at any speed.
Do you harmonics sound ugly? With these tips you can make them ring and sound good even if you’re nervous in a performance:
With the violin bow you’re an artist painting with sound colors. In this video I explain and show 24 different bowing techniques for you to play with:
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