Developing the Bow Hand

by Edmund Sprunger

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Violinists frequently talk about the importance of free motions in the bow arm. It’s difficult to move the bow arm freely, however, if you’re afraid you’re going to drop the bow. The focus of this article is on concepts and exercises to help beginning students develop the way the fingers of the bow hand interact with the bow. These skills develop over time, through repetition and practice…

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