Preparatory BOW ExercisesOctober 3, 2006 at 5:35 pm | Posted in Bow Hold, Posture | Leave a comment
Relaxation is the Key!
Remember, movement and flexibility will help eliminate rigidity and tension.
Without the bow:
1. Make a fist. Squeeze! Relax.
2. Straighten the fingers. Tense! Relax.
3. Form the “Bow Circle”
Tip of thumb meets the first joint of middle finger
Thumb and middle finger form a circle
All fingers curved and relaxed
Wrist and forearm straight, not bent
4. Pencil Bow Hold
Form the bow circle, then gently insert a pencil
Hand and fingers will form a 45º angle to the pencil
Thumb will be perpendicular, a “T” to the bow stick
Lightly tap the pinky. Pinky rests just inside.