Perfect Violin Bow Hold For Any Violin Player

Perfect Violin Bow Hold For Any Violin Player

hey youtube violinist in today's video we're going to talk about how to set up the perfect bowl hold stick around to the end of the video i'm going to go step by step on how you can play with a good bow hold if we're meeting for the first time my name is eric i'm a violinist thanks so much for coming across this channel i do a lot of violent content and violent tutorials such as this one if you haven't done so already please make sure to hit the subscribe button hit the bell notification so that way you get notified for when new videos come out it also helps me out as a content creator to provide more videos for you in my previous video we talked about setting up the left hand but in today's video we're going to be setting up the right hand we're going to go step by step as opposed to going straight into you know the final step and how you can achieve a good bow hold i have various bow tutorials and boho tutorials on this channel but they really don't go in depth as this video so i encourage you to watch until the end i go step by step which finger goes where and why holding a violin bow doesn't have to be a difficult thing we just go through a series of steps so let's say we have a violin bow in our hand assuming they have a violin bow and you want to make sure that your violin bow is vertical and we're gonna go step by step and right over here you see that there is this a silver uh wrapping of uh on the on the bow and you also have this thumb leather but we're also going to use this index finger to help grip our index finger over here so that is your first point of contact right over here and then the thumb goes underneath and i want to be clear that the thumb it does not go sideway you might notice that my thumb knuckle does not go all the way to the left it goes a little bit downward because that'll make space for the rest of the fingers to to be nice and relaxed let's go back to step one that index finger goes right over here the second finger the thumb goes underneath and then this second finger makes contact with the thumb that's important and a lot of times i teach my beginners that you know the little bunny ears suzuki violin teachers have you ever done the the bunny ears yeah they're really cute but anyways understanding and establishing that contact with the with the thumb and the middle finger right over here and making sure that the there's a bump in the thumb and the curvy second finger or middle finger per se that is what we want because eventually this bow hold this invisible boho that you see it's going to turn out like this so back to the vertical bow we have the first finger we have the second finger and we have the the middle finger so right now it should be something like this all fingers should be curved now you might notice on your bow you have this little circle we call this the eye with my beginners so i like to put my ring finger over this eye and then last but not least i have the pinky and the pinky should be curved also now a lot of times when we go horizontal you may notice that my fingers become a lot straighter and my knuckles are up so that's why it's important for when you establish this bow hole you put the violin up on your shoulder and then you put the bow on the string because that way as you can see the fingers are nice and curvy because once because if you go from here to here then the student is trying to hold the bow for dear life and then all of a sudden you have a bunch of bad things like the banana thumb right over here which is no good you have a straight pinky um you have a index finger that's like kind of very pronated which is not a bad thing you know russian bow grip is very pronated like this that's something that i don't teach because it makes the child very uncomfortable from my experience it may be different for you but again that is a completely different conversation so let's review the steps so we got the index finger right over here the second finger and then the the middle finger over here the ring finger covers the eye the pinky is curved it's very important that it's curved now a lot of students will try to do this way you want to make sure that the pinky is bent put the violin on the shoulder and then that's your bow hold very very clean beautiful bow hold and you see that there's this curve of the pinky i'll go in a little closer nice good curvy pinky and that's pretty much it you know those are the steps of establishing good bow hold because this boho the belgian franco boho will establish a lot of flexibility going up and down the string and in my next video we're going to be going off of this video and talk about bow crossings and smooth bow changes so use this video as a reference for you to use in the next video which will be released later so if you like this video please make sure to hit the subscribe button hit the bell notification so that way you get notified for when new violin tutorials like this come out make sure to hit the like button because that helps me out to create more content like this for you so again stick around on the channel because i'm going to be releasing smooth bow changes and string crossings in the next video thank you so much and see you next time

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