Violin Lesson #2, Holding The Bow (bow Hold) Pt. 2
Visit – Second part of the bow hold lesson.
@professorV Last Christmas my mother bought me a violin, the only problem
is she accidentally got a 1/8 instead of a 4/4 or 3/4 and I am 14yo. We
don’t have the money for a new one right now. In the mean time, will
playing on a 1/8 create any bad habits, and/or make it more difficult to
play a 3/4 or 4/4 in the future? If so, do you have any tips on preventing
I have been teaching violin in school music for over 30 years. I am not
sure how I came to know this way to teach the bow, because I am really a
cellist, but this is exactly the method I use. I’m kind of interested in
where you studied. Do you have any videos on violin vibrato? If so I hope
to find them. Can you refer me to them?
Something like this is just one of the things that shows you that playing
violin is much more difficult than playing guitar! It requires lot of
patience, it takes years to get better and better….way longer than
watching this video. So, playing violin is NOT for people who have zero
I like your tutorials. thank you so much for the effort you put to teach
online. I’m adapting russian bow hold, franco-belgian bow hold comes very
unnatural for me, i tried to learn it by watching ur video. but my teacher
today told me to stick with russian bow hold as i’ve been doing it for long
I am a guitarist of about 11 years now. Violin has always been an
instrument I have wanted to learn. I just bought my first Violin and I know
your videos will be very helpful! I love a challenge in music! Cant wait to
see where I am in the years to come! Thank you for sharing your knowledge!
I absolutely agree with that. Unless you’re extremely driven or have
someone that tells you to keep working on it, you’ll quit fast. I HATED
playing the viola until I finally reached the point where I started to
sound really good. Now I love it and practice so much that I’m actually
told to cut it out!
My teacher’s method of teaching us was (since we were little kids) was by
saying the thumb going in it’s place is a doggy going through the doggy
door, curving your fingers to rest on the bow properly was turning a
doorknob, and he just said “pinky” for the proper placement of the pinky.
He would remind us every lesson as we set up by calling out “doggy,
doorknob, pinky!” It’s a great method for little kids.
Thorough my ass…If it takes 4 minutes to learn how to hold a bow you need
to put your fiddle down and set in the audience…It doesn’t take a
Bluegrass fiddler “which I am” that long to learn… And I grant you this
guy “or” you couldn’t hold a candle to a Bluegrasser…And as for a guitar
pick…I pick Merle Travis style… So watch a Travis video and see how
“real” pickers hold their pick.