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How to hold the bow properly?
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audreyvdm
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October 22, 2016 - 5:33 am
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Hi everyone,

I have been self-learning for about a year.  I am now starting to have doubt that I hold my bow properly. I hope you can give me some advice.

My particular question is: Where to put my thumb? Until now I have been putting my thumb in the frog curve. I recently read that the thumb should touch the beginning of the frog and the bow stick. What do you think? Should I change my way of holding (it will take some time to adjust) or is it not a big deal and I can keep on playing like before (without fearing of staying behind in my bowing technique)? 

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Audrey

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Fiddlerman
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October 22, 2016 - 7:48 am
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I have my thumb in the second mentioned spot. Where the frog meets the stick. I don't think it's a problem that you have it in the curve, especially if it works for you. It's not that far off.
Suzuki players first learn to put their thumbs under the frog.

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coolpinkone
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October 22, 2016 - 2:27 pm
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I was taught to put the thumb in the groove.  I have found over time I rub off the little rubber part and have to tack it down. 

Good luck.  Happy Bowing.

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