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 completed that, lets work on combinations.  1 and 3 together followed by 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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