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John Boulware.com » Bowing Technique Series

Bowing Technique Series


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This is a series of articles on bowing technique and how to improve it. The articles here range from a beginners view of holding the bow, to exercises you can use to gain more control over your bow, to advanced tips on the placement of the bow. Hope some of you find this information useful and unique. If it’s not quite what you need, email me and let me know what you need help with and I will consider writing an article for it. Hope you enjoy what I have written. Let me know your thoughts on it. :-)

  1. The 3-Point Perfect Bow Grip - This explains the mechanics and reasoning behind the bow grip that I use. (Everybody slips a little bit, but I usually try to stick to this grip.)
  2. 7 Exercises To Improve Your Bowing - This article contains a *.pdf download of 7 exercises that will stretch the limits of your bowing style and maximize your control over the instrument.
  3. Bowing: Volume and Tone Pointers - Here I discuss some tips and mechanics of how to improve your playing sound by using different bowing elements.
  4. Advanced Bowing Tips and Tricks - While the title says advanced, it is never too early to consider the concepts discussed in this article. Focuses on consistency and stability and maximizing all aspects of bowing.

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