|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!