Welcome to our forum. A Message To Our New and Prospective Members . Check out our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

Check out the 2021 Fiddlerman “White Christmas” Group Project.

Please consider registering
sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register
Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope


Forum Options

Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Exercising to help with playing your bowed string instrument?
Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 (1 votes) 
January 1, 2022 - 6:26 pm
Member Since: December 26, 2018
Forum Posts: 3621
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I just read an article about a 2 minute daily exercise. It got me wondering. I have read about gadgets to strengthen your fingers. But, there is more to playing a bowed string instrument than your fingers. 

Your bowing arm gets a workout as well as your fingering arm. If you think about it, so does your shoulder. Even the cello gives my legs and back a workout. So, why does everyone just talk about fingers. 

Now, I am not an exercise nut, just a nut! I am, however, thinking of trying something that will help with the arms, back and legs. I am not saying what I am going to try because I am not a doctor or Physical Therapist. But I am going to try to do some kind of 2 minute exercise everyday along the lines of what I read. I will have to modify it, as the author said some might have to do. She modified to make it harder for her. Really? Did she have to tell me that!?

I will see if I actually do it everyday, and if I do, if it does anything. It will probably make me sorer. 

The Bumblebee Flies!


January 1, 2022 - 8:31 pm
Member Since: June 10, 2020
Forum Posts: 3508
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

@Mouse -

I think that's a GREAT idea! 

Don't forget about the Kim  Kashkashian Seminar, here:  


You might find this helpful to use, along with your exercises. 




I feel pretty silly trying to do some of this while sitting up in bed, but I do the best I can & every little bit helps. 

- Emily

Forum Timezone: America/New_York
Most Users Ever Online: 696
Currently Online: JohnG
Guest(s) 78
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Members Birthdays
Today None
Upcoming MikeV, Kevin M., Mikey, Alfi, srogers, muck, sampow, oldtimebanjo, bus4us5
Top Posters:
ELCBK: 3508
Mad_Wed: 2849
Barry: 2680
Fiddlestix: 2647
Oliver: 2439
DanielB: 2379
ABitRusty: 2046
damfino: 1992
Kevin M.: 1972
cdennyb: 1815
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 3
Members: 30122
Moderators: 0
Admins: 7
Forum Stats:
Groups: 16
Forums: 79
Topics: 9455
Posts: 118453
Newest Members:
Administrators: Fiddlerman: 15826, KindaScratchy: 1757, coolpinkone: 4180, BillyG: 3741, MrsFiddlerman: 2, Jimmie Bjorling: 0, Mouse: 3621