BOWING WORLDS92

Locating the Bow’s Balance-Point
The weight of the bow directed by your bow-arm provides the potential energy to perform notes that spring from one to the next.

This section introduces you to bowing special effects!
Learning to bounce and rebound the bow is a cool skill to master.

The bow itself has many inherent attributes, meaning natural abilities.
 It is important to know that bows are light-weight.
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Weight Ranges of Bows
    56-64 grams,  approximately 2.0 – 2.3 ounces

    65-75 grams,  approximately 2.3 – 2.7 ounces

    78-85 grams,  approximately 2.8 – 3.1 ounces

135-150 grams,  approximately 4.8 – 5.3 ounces
VIOLIN
 
VIOLA
 
CELLO
 
BASS
The area where the bow balances is called the Balance-Point.
V is balancing the bow at the Balance-Point.
The bow balances between the lower and middle bow-segments.
At the Balance-Point, the bow performs rebound and bounce in the most natural manner. 
Awesome! Knowing Bow Balance-Point information, has prepared you to learn fun new bow-strokes.

It’s time to learn RICOCHET and SPICCATO. 
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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 

SCROLL’s List of Bow Strokes
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