Violinists need strong, flexible bow hands, and today we are going to look just that.

Hold your bow and look at your bow-hold.  Make sure that the hand is relaxed and that the position is good.  I will call the forefinger "1", the middle finger "2," the ring finger "3," and the pinky "4."

Now lets work on lifting your fingers one at a time and tapping them twenty times against the bow. Start with 1.  Then move to 2, 3 and 4 in succession.  When you have finished that, work on combinations. 1 and 3 together, then 2 and 4 together.  Then try 1 and 4 together followed by 2 and 3 together.

Don't forget, stop and shake out the hand to relax it between exercises!
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Violin Tip of the Day - April 13
* Violin Tips for Practice and Rehearsals.

* Violin Technique and Exercises.

* How to Care for Your Violin.

* Inspiration and Motivation for Violinists, Fiddlers, or
   Anyone Interested in Stringed Instruments.
Violin Tip of the Day -- Violin Student Central -- February 1
Today's Tip in a Nutshell:
Violinists Need Flexibility and Finger Independence in Both the Right Hand and the Left!
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