What if you use a lot of bow, but you still don’t get the rich and warm tone you desire?

by | Aug 14, 2013 | Beautiful Tone | 2 comments

You want to make a nice full sound… so you use more bow… but it doesn’t work.

If you are cooking a tasty dinner… than don’t just use salt to make it tasty! To make a tasty dinner you should use several herbs and experiment with using them. (I know nothing about cooking, so it’s a wild guess)

In this video I will discuss what you can change in your bowing to create rich and warm tone:

Season your tone with the following ingredients:

  • bow straight, not sloppy
  • use of bow hair (don’t be afraid to use it all!)
  • weight of your arm (no pressure!)
  • speed and width of bowing
  • place of your bow on the string

Focus on one thing at a time and experiment a lot.

Please let me know what your experiences are in the comments below!



PS: Do you have questions for me on violin or viola playing? Post a comment below or send an e-mail to info@violinlounge.com


  1. paul turken

    Prima 6 minuten instruktie over gebruik strijkstok, Leuke frisse presentatie. dank Paul

    • Violinist Zlata

      Graag gedaan! Als ik je ergens mee kan helpen (wellicht een idee voor een volgend filmpje), laat het gerust weten.