Violin Tip of the Day
For Violin Students of All Ages
Practice and Rehearsal Tips.  Technique Pointers.  Violin Care Guidance. Exercises and Motivation for Violinists, Fiddlers or Anyone Interested in Stringed Instruments.
Today's Tip
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 with your middle finger opposite the thumb.  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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