Violin Bowing & Beautiful Sound Tips for Beginner Violinists | Violin Lounge TV #265

by | Feb 7, 2018 | Beautiful Tone, Bowing Technique, Start to Play | 2 comments

Get rid of your beginner sound is soon as possible

Learn to bow smoothly and create a beautiful tone on your violin.

The problem with a lot of beginner violinists (but also sometimes with those who have been playing for years) is that they mainly bow with their arm.

One of the first things you learn on the violin is that your upper arm is almost still and that you mainly bow with your lower arm.

The next step to bow smoothly and create a beautiful sound is to move your wrist and fingers while bowing. The motion is a little similar to painting. In violin playing we paint with sound.

You shouldn’t copy other players, but you should have a flexible and relaxed bow hold that moves along with the straight movement of the bow.

Imagine that you have glue on your fingers and that the contact points on the bow stay the same, while your wrist and fingers can move along with the bow motion.

You can practice the bow motions with a pencil and when holding the bow at the balance point. The main motion you should practice is to be able to bend and stretch your fingers while maintaining a bow hold.

bow like a proDo you want to master the art of bowing and tone creation on the violin?

Join my online masterclass program Bow like a Pro!

5 Tips on Beautiful Tone Creation on the Violin | Violin Lounge TV #264 Violin Bowing & Beautiful Tone Creation Secrets for Intermediate Violinists | Violin Lounge TV #266


  1. Folkert Horst

    Ik heb me al een paar keer opgegeven voor de Free Workshop W vs P, maar ik krijg niets toegestuurd.

    • Violinist Zlata

      Hi Folkert, zojuist heb ik gecheckt en de workshop is naar je verstuurd. Het ligt waarschijnlijk aan je e-mail programma, die info@violinlounge in de spam of promotions folder zet. Probeert het eens met een ander e-mail adres of check je spam folder. Mocht het niet werken, stuur dan een e-mail naar



  1. Master Tone Creation on the Violin in less than 5 Minutes | Violin Lounge TV #277 - Violin Lounge - […] same contact point consistently. Before playing with proportions you need to get the basics right. Watch this video lesson…

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.