Sunday, February 1, 2015
Advanced Bow Games
I love bow games because they are fast, easy, and students develop excellent bow holds and bowing skills through the simple games. About halfway through the year, I tell students that they are ready for the 'Advanced' bow games. I just made these up, but I feel they are beneficial for developing tone, straight bows, and pre-spicatto technique. Plus, it's nice to introduce new bow games, since students begin to tire of the same old bow games.
I don't like being on video, but I thought it would be easier to demonstrate these bow games than to describe them. It was a bit tricky to keep my 5 kids quiet during this video, but they made it. Unfortunately, our pet bird wouldn't be quiet, so you'll hear an annoying bird in the video. :) Also, the sound is pretty quiet and I don't own a decent microphone, but hopefully you will get the idea. Here is a link to my video explaining my 'Advanced' bow games.