• Increase the control and flexibility of your bow-hand.
  • Practice extension and rotation motions of your bow-hand.
  • Prepare your fine motor skills for bowing motions.
  • Learn to feel a loose range of motion and avoid muscle flexing.
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While seated silently, rest your right wrist directly on the end of your right kneecap, palm faced up.
Make sure that your hand extends and hangs completely past the edge of your knee.
Feel the weight of your arm supported by your leg and relax all the muscles in your hand.
Pick up a stick with your left hand and now place it directly across your palm.
Feel the weight of the stick resting on the base segment of your fingers.
Do not grasp the stick and continue to keep your hand completely relaxed.
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Slowly extend your thumb and reach for the stick and roll it to your fingertips.
Curve your thumb and stabilize the stick at the location of your fingertips.
Use your fingertips and your thumb to move the stick from end to end. 
Travel the stick as if your bow-hand is crawling like an inchworm.
Do not allow the stick to leave your fingertips. Slowly move the stick horizontally.  Stay clear of your palm.
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When you get to the end of the stick, it’s time to change directions.
Thread the stick between individual fingers in order to turn the stick around.
Now, crawl to the other end of the stick.
Remain loose and continue crawling and turning the stick as efficiently as possible.
Perform the motions of the exercise for one minute.
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Introducing the Bow     Parts of the Bow     The Stick     Horse-Hair     The Tip     The Frog     The Winding     How the Bow Works 
 Rosin     Preparing to Hold the Bow     Stick Training Exercises     Bowing Terminology     Down-Bow     Up-Bow     

Bow-Hand Set-Up    Finger Tasks and Functions     The Thumb     Meet ARC     Finger Segments     The Index-Finger   
Bow-Hand Pronation      The Center-Finger and Ring-Finger     Bow-Hand Fulcrum     Ring-Finger Propulsion     Bass Bows 
 Pinky Bow-Tasks     ‘Casting’ the Bow-Hand    Bow-Wrist Tasks    Rotational Inertia    Arco    Clay Smile Exercise    Meet ANGLE 

The Bow-Arm Box     The Shoulder Arc     Bow Contact-Point     String Lanes     Bow-Segment Mastery     Bowing Exercises 

Finding the Bow Contact-Point     “Painting With Sound”     Bowing Exercises Menu     Bow Taps     Bowing Traditions 

Perform Down-Bows     Perform Up-Bows     The Art of the Bow-Change     Articulations     Staccato     Legato 

Mastery Checkpoint One     Building Bow Control     Bow Speed and Bow-Arm Motion     Bow Planning and Distribution

Slow Moving Bow Strokes     Individual Bow Segments     Traveling the Bow     Bowing Dynamics     Mastery Checkpoint Two 

Advanced Techniques     Slurs and Articulations     Slur Training     Locating the Bow’s Balance Point     Ricochet and Spiccato 

Exploring Ricochet     Ricochet Control     Spiccato Training     Spiccato Control     Spiccato Brush Strokes 

Multiple String Crossings     Virtuosic Bow Strokes     Arpeggio Bowing     “Flying” Staccato     Mastery Checkpoint Three 

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