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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Bow Hold for String Players with video #suzuki_school

The bow holds for violin, viola, cello, and double bass are tailored to the size and playing position of each instrument. Here’s a brief overview:

  • Violin & Viola: The bow hold is quite similar for both instruments. The thumb is bent and placed on the frog (the end part of the bow where you hold it), and the other fingers are curved and placed at specific points on the stick. The pinky finger is curved and rests on the top of the stick to help control the bow.

  • Cello: The cello bow hold is similar to the violin and viola but adjusted for the larger size of the bow and the different angle of playing. The thumb is placed opposite the second finger, and the fingers are more spread out along the stick. The hand is also more under the stick than with the violin and viola.

  • Double Bass: The double bass bow hold is quite different due to the size and playing style of the instrument. There are two main types of bow holds for the double bass: the French bow hold and the German bow hold. The French bow hold is similar to that of the cello, with the thumb placed on the stick and the fingers spread out. The German bow hold, also known as the Butler grip, involves holding the bow like a stick, with the thumb placed on the side of the frog and the fingers wrapped around the stick.

For detailed guidance, there are educational videos available that demonstrate the perfect bow hold for each instrument and provide exercises to master the technique123. It’s important to note that while the basic principles are similar, each musician may have slight variations in their hold that suit their individual playing style and comfort




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