Practice Finger Bowing to Bow Smoothly | Violin Lounge TV #241
Play the violin better by doing this effective warm up routine before you practice! You'll learn bow hand, sound and scale exercises.
Moving your wrist and fingers fluently along the movement of the bow, makes your bowing very smooth and this will create a better tone on the violin. In the video I demonstrate the difference. The violin keeps resonating and you don’t mute the violin at every bow change.
Finger bowing is an exercise that teaches you to make these very specific movements with your wrist and fingers and how to make them fluent. What you need to do is to maintain the bow hold and the contact points of your finger tips on the bow. You use your fingers as a spring system. The movement doesn’t have to be large. It depends on the individual. Now you put your bow on the string just above the middle of the bow. Start bowing without moving your arm and just moving your wrist and fingers. The exercise is not about sounding good, but about practicing the right movement. Eventually you combine these movements in your wrist and fingers with the larger movements with your arm.
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