is there a photo on the net of how to hold a french bow?

Discussion in 'Jazz Technique [DB]' started by 33degrees, Aug 7, 2005.

  1. 33degrees


    Jun 4, 2005
    i was shown how to hold the bow but i think im doing it wrong now, is there a photo anywhere on the net that gives you a good demonstration?
  2. Go to and you can probably sneak a peak at how Francios Rabbath holds his.
  3. jallenbass

    jallenbass Supporting Member

    May 17, 2005
    Bend, Oregon
    There are a variety of "right" ways to hold the bow. What aspect of your bow hold are you unsure of?
  4. Nivaca


    Jan 8, 2005
    Check up these taken from a Jeff Bradetich video (if you're interested in classical technique, you should get his videos and books, they are quite complete and instructing).
    Here and here.
    Hope this helps.
  5. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen "Working Bassist"

    Aug 31, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
  6. MKoby


    Jul 14, 2004
    MD/Metro DC
  7. JoeyNaeger

    JoeyNaeger Guest Commercial User

    Jun 24, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Bass Specialist, Lisle Violin Shop
    I got just a copy of the art of the bow and I have to say it's fantastic. It covers everything from the basics of holding the bass to the finer points of the bow. Also included are interviews with Rabbath on his philosophy on teaching and practicing. Well worth the money I spent on it.