Bow Warm-Up Exercises

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12 Responses

  1. Renee says:

    Thank you so much for this! I’ve done a lot of these before, but not nearly so creatively. That was so kind of you to share. I’m excited to use them next year!

  2. Katrina says:

    Love this video!!! Wish I could find more just like this to increase flexibility in bow hands of my students!

  3. Charles Laux says:

    Katrina, glad you like it. My kids liked doing the exercises, thanks to the music. I will try to think of some more that will help build strength and flexibility.

  4. Helen says:

    My teather leaved me this website and i like it! sometimes im angry cuz my parents just dont let me play and they say i need to practise. then ill come to this website listen music and im not angry anymore and my skills are also better cuz im sooo relaxed!
    that is awesome web site!

  5. Greg says:

    I use these all the time with my beginning 6th graders and they love it! I came up with some other ones. One is playing the song “Stayin’ Alive” while students bow up and down in the air diagonally, imitating the classic disco dance motion. This lets them focus on flexing their wrists to keep the bow path straight. The other is “Thriller”, and students bow side to side (violins and violas can play on their plane as well) on a straight path, going left, right, left, left, then right, left, right, right (like in the Thriller dance). Helps in keeping the bow straight, flexing that wrist, and even developing some hooked bow technique!

  6. Maryse says:

    Hi !
    I really liked this routine. I’m a French speaking young violin teacher from Montréal, Canada. I translated your routine in French so my students and their parents could enjoy it !
    Thank you!

  7. Charles Laux says:

    Je suis très heureux que vous avez apprécié !

  8. Charles Laux says:


    Those are great! I’m hoping to make a version 2 some day. 🙂



  9. says:

    Brilliant!!!! Bow warm up exercises put to music. Must do immediately.

  10. roni cohen says:

    great stuff love it

  11. Lyz Russo says:

    Thank you! & I adore the backing track!!

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