Bow Arm Warm Up Exercises
Oct 21, 2009
This download is an outline of Bow Hand/Arm exercises that are the most effective set of exercises I’ve ever experienced and taught. Sharron Smith shared these exercises with me years ago and to this day they still amaze me with their effectiveness. I asked Sharron where the exercises came from. She said some are from Kato Havas, some are her own, and some are things students have shown her after they’ve come home from music camp. I myself have added to the list as well! I love using them for group teaching. I’ve taught a Bow Arm Boot Camp for years and these exercises are an integral part to the course.
In order to understand what the exercises are all about I’m going to have to refer you to the videos. It would be nuts for me to try to write it all out here on the blog. However – here’s a brief outline:
If you do nothing else on this website…. DO THESE! Students are often corrected over and over again as to how to hold the bow. These exercises give students an experience for each finger in the bow hand. Once a student experiences who what where when and how a finger contributes to the bow hand it’s magic!
Bow Arm Warm Up Exercises download
Bow Arm Warm Ups #1 video
Bow Arm Warm Ups #2 video
Bow Arm Warm Ups #3 video
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