How to Hold the Violin Bow – Beginner Violin Video

How to Hold the Violin Bow Video Summary

One of the most important things in learning how to hold the violin bow is understanding where to place the fingers on the bow.

By learning how to hold the violin bow correctly, you’ll be on your way to getting a good sound.

Make sure your index finger is nicely over the stick.

Make sure you aren’t holding the bow too tight.

You also want to make sure your fingers are overall relaxed on the bow.

Make sure you curve the thumb in the groove of the violin bow.

Also, ensure that your pinky is curved on the button.

Many students stiffen their pinky which causes issues later on with playing the violin bow at the frog.

If you do these things, you’ll be on your way to applying proper application to pulling the bow back and forth.

How to Hold the Violin Bow Additional Tips

  1. Avoid using your thumb and pinky to guide the violin bow.
  2. Use the index finger to push the violin bow downwards for varying dynamics.
  3. Focus on keeping tension away from the violin bow at all times.

If you want detailed help on anything discussed so far, I cover how to rosin the bow, tighten the bow, use the finger finder tool and lots more in detail through my Violin Foundation Course.

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