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.
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
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: