Bowing

Everything you need to know to improve your bowing technique, from achieving a smooth, even tone, to mastering the bouncing strokes.

Latest Bowing

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The Strad Podcast Episode #57: Augustin Hadelich on Recuerdos and Ricochet

2022-09-08T08:30:00+01:00

Enjoy some ’R&R’: the violinist speaks about his new album, as well as a particularly tricky bowing technique

bow hold

9 ways to develop a flexible bow hold

2022-09-04T19:00:00+01:00

Advice for string players on avoiding tension in the bow hand and wrist from The Strad's Archive

Spiccato, Sautillé and Staccato

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Technique: Cello warm-ups - the bow arm

2022-09-01T07:32:00+01:00

Cellist Mats Lidström discusses how to prepare the whole body for efficient, time-saving repertoire practice

Baroque​/Historically Informed

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Historically informed performance: Baroque revolution

2022-05-16T07:31:00+01:00

Historically informed performance requires no secret code, argues Baroque violin professor Walter S. Reiter. The information is out there for the taking, and modern music colleges need to get ahead of the game

Speed

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10 tips on maximising tone quality & projection

2022-08-09T23:32:00+01:00

Advice on projecting your best sound from over 130 years of The Strad's archives

Bow Changes

Nils Mönkemeyer  Professor of viola at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich, Germany

Two simple exercises for smooth string crossings

2022-02-11T11:00:00+00:00

How to play controlled, smooth and seamless melodic lines

Bow hold

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9 ways to develop a flexible bow hold

2022-09-04T19:00:00+01:00

Advice for string players on avoiding tension in the bow hand and wrist from The Strad's Archive

String crossing

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Technique: Smooth string-crossings

2022-07-08T07:56:00+01:00

David Gillham, associate professor of violin at the University of British Colombia and string tutor at Domaine Forget, Quebec, Canada, on how to anticipate and execute string-crossings with maximum fluidity and control

Legato

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What is true violin legato?

2022-01-11T11:43:00+00:00

In an exclusive video premiere, violinist Daniel Kurganov examines the art of legato and what violinists can learn from singers

Ricochet

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The Strad Podcast Episode #57: Augustin Hadelich on Recuerdos and Ricochet

2022-09-08T08:30:00+01:00

Enjoy some ’R&R’: the violinist speaks about his new album, as well as a particularly tricky bowing technique

​Jazz and Non-Classical Styles

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Masterclass: Bow techniques for jazz bass

2022-09-02T09:02:00+01:00By John Goldsby

By John Goldsby, bassist with the WDR Big Band in Cologne, Germany, and author of Jazz Bowing Techniques For The Improving Bassist and The Jazz Bass Book