Violin Bow Placement

Want to know where to place your violin bow?

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Violin Bow Placement Tips
  • Good tone quality is achieved through proper bow placement, bow speed and bow pressure.
  • Slightly tilt the wood of the violin bow towards the fingerboard.
  • Place the bow on the string at the middle point between the bridge and the fingerboard.
  • Draw the violin bow in a straight line so the bow remains parallel to the bridge.
  • Loud sounds can be achieved with heavy bow pressure and by drawing the bow close to the bridge.
  • Soft sounds can be achieved with light bow pressure and by drawing the bow close to the fingerboard.
  • Keep the level of the arm and bow constant while playing on different strings.