Seamless BOW CHANGES on the VIOLIN: Do’s and Don’ts | Violin Lounge TV #382

by | Sep 9, 2020 | Beautiful Tone, Bowing Technique | 8 comments

Practice tips, common mistakes and tricks to make silent bow changes and get a great sound on the violin:

In this violin lesson you learn all about bowing smoothly:

  • Exact movements in your wrist and fingers to ensure smooth bowing
  • 2 ways seamless bow changes are taught and why they confuse you
  • Franco Belgian bow hold vs Russian bow hold
  • A mistake lots of players make when it comes to bowing and what holds them back without knowing
  • How to practice this, so you can get a great result!

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Let me know your biggest takeaway from this video in the comments below!


  1. Paul

    I would say that the explanation was great.
    I didn’t previously understand the movement right at the bow change.
    I’m still having 50% crunch at frog change..,,so I can move forward a bit more now

  2. Mary olali

    Thank you teacher Zlata for the lessons I appreciate it
    Urmm…Im not so familiar with some of pieces and I’ll really love to play them please what should I do?

    • Violinist Zlata Brouwer

      At what level are you playing? Maybe I can point you in the right direction?

  3. Judith

    dankje wel Zlata!! Beetje gek dat in de vertaling wordt gesproken over “positie”wisseling ipv. snaar wisseling 🙂

    ik ga het even uitproberen!!

    p.s. waar ik het meeste moeite mee heb: spelen van snelle korte nootjes !! bijv. de snelle nootjes in het scherzo van Schubert 6e symfonie, maar ja, dat zal wel een kwestie zijn van héél véél oefenen ……….:-)

    groetjes Judith

  4. Dixie

    I’m sorry. I’m like Victor and need to practice more. I resolve to do better when I return home next month. Am in Arkansas caring for my Aunt (97)



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