Setting up the bow hold

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Setting up the bow hold Violin/viola Pencil hold Begin by relaxing the right hand. Allow the hand to hang naturally. The thumb should be behind the second finger or between the first and second finger. Draw an imaginary line (if permissible use chalk or washable marker) through the right hand 1 ½ knuckles deep. It is important that the weight of the arm and hand fall primarily onto the index finger. Have the student hold an imaginary jar of salt and rotate the right hand so that the salt will fall into his or her lap. This motion will naturally help pronate the hand. Place the pencil in the hand. Perch the pinky on top in a curved position. Make a thumb bump. Cello/Bass (French bow hold) Follow the above activities until the fourth activity (cello and bass have little pronation in the right hand). Keep the hand relaxed and place the pencil into the hand 1 ½ knuckles deep. The pinky will remain relaxed. Make a thumb bump. Do flexibility exercises with the pencil hold
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Unformatted text preview: 1. Thumb crunches thumb bend in and out. 2. Simulate the bowing motion. Beginning bow hold 1. Suzuki beginning bow hold 2. Rolland beginning bow hold Bow hold Eventually the students bow hold will be made at the frog. Repeat the above activities with the bow hold at the frog. The middle finger rests on the metal clip or ferrule. Additional recommended activities: 1. Demonstrate the bow hold on the students extended finger so that the student can feel the correct weight and lack of tension required in a good bow hold. 2. Have the student form the bow hold on the teachers finger so that the teacher can feel the shape, weight, and lack of tension in the students hand. 3. Bow holds are in constant motion and should not remain in a stationary position. Implement flexibility exercises from the beginning. 4. Have the students right hand ride the bow to encourage flexibility....
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course MUS 363 taught by Professor Macleod during the Spring '08 term at UNC Greensboro.

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