Preparing & Strengthening the Bow Hand
These exercises build a young player’s bowing facility and build strength and awareness in the bow hand.
These exercises build the foundation for left- and right-hand technique for a beginning player.
Bread & Cheese
This exercise builds conscious awareness of the bow direction and bow division.
This introduces the concept of many notes sharing the same bow direction.
This exercise builds finger speed and clarity.
This introduces the skill of martele (also called “poof bows” or “rocket bows”).
This uses the martele bowstroke within a different rhythm.
Bread & Cheese II
This continues to build awareness of bow direction and bow division.
Motorcycle Down, Motorcycle Up
This helps build awareness of note groupings and alternating down- and up-bows.