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  1. Purple Raspberry 2 Piece Set: Bow Hold Buddies by Things 4 Strings, Award-Winning Violin / Viola Teaching Aid
    Purple Raspberry 2 Piece Set: Bow Hold Buddies by Things 4 Strings, Award-Winning Violin / Viola Teaching Aid
    Purple Raspberry 2 Piece Set: Bow Hold Buddies by Things 4 Strings, Award-Winning Violin / Viola Teaching Aid
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  2. Purple Raspberry 2 Piece Set: Bow Hold Buddies by Things 4 Strings, Award-Winning Violin / Viola Teaching Aid

    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Customer Ratings (16 reviews)
    Price R732.00

Product Description

  • Flexes thumb to touch intersection of frog and stick
  • Supports curved pinky
  • Positions and supports all fingers of the right hand
  • Fingers still contact bow in all the customary places
  • Universal Fit -- for child to adult hand sizes
Additional Information

Things 4 Strings® accessories, invented by American String Teachers Association honored studio teachers, are teacher designed, tested and approved. Bow Hold Buddies® 2-piece bow accessory set instantly positions and supports all the fingers of the bow hold to form a relaxed and effective bow hold! The thumb hood of the accessory set's Frog FrogTM directs the inside corner of thumb tip to the intersection of the frog and stick. The rim of the thumb hood strongly encourages the thumb to remain bent and flexible. The middle finger is directed to oppose the thumb. The Hold Fish® pinky support, included in this 2-piece Bow Hold Buddies® accessory set (and also available separately) directs the tip of the pinky to slightly to the rear of the top of the stick. The sloped walls of the pinky-tip opening allow for finger flexibility. The accessory securely slides along the stick, to rest next to ring finger, allowing for a custom fit for all hand sizes, age 3 thru adult. This placement allows for the points of contact of the index and pinky fingers to be equi-distant to that of the thumb. This accessory do not preclude normal points of contact with the stick; they simply prevent the thumb, index and pinky fingers from wandering out of position. With these three fingers in place and in control of the stick, the middle two fingers, hand and bow arm are more relaxed and ready to learn the beginning bow strokes. The accessory uniquely trains the hand to hold the bow correctly and naturally, through muscle memory, thereby freeing the player to learn and enjoy other elements of string playing. Bow Hold Buddies® brand bow accessories are protected by US Patents 8,273,973, D650,828 and D650,829, Mexico Patente No. 313970, European Union Design Registration Nos. 001156830-0001, and 001156830-0002, with additional US and International Patents Pending.

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Things 4 Strings
Things 4 Strings LLC
Things 4 Strings LLC
Things 4 Strings LLC
Universal Fit
Things 4 Strings LLC
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

My 6 year old recently started playing violin after seeing a friend play...and it's a hard instrument for a young child to learn. These Bow Hold Buddies, which her teacher recommended to us, make holding the bow in the correct position so much easier. I've noticed her bowing movement has improved dramatically I think because her bow grip with this tool keeps the bow in the proper position. I highly recommend them for a young violin learner. The only reason I didn't give this five stars is because they were a little challenging to install as the instructions weren't totally clear - and they can slip out of position slightly when you tighten and loosen the bow. At my daughter's violin teacher's recommendation we now don't loosen her bow when storing it (it isn't real wood so apparently that's OK) so we didn't have to move it back into correct position each time we tightened the bow.
We purchased this for our 6 year old based on our Suzuki teacher's request. It works very well. The end piece gives the pinky a place to rest on the top of the bow, so she doesn't have a problem with the "flying away pinky." At the same time, the frog (no, it doesn't sit on the frog of the bow) provides a spacer between the 2 middle fingers and and index finger. In short, this thing forces you to hold your bow the right way. As others mentioned, the only downside is that it makes it impossible to fit the bow into most cases. We just made a thin bag for the bow and carry it separately to her lessons.
It's really pretty and seems well thought out and designed. School violin director recommended so I purchased for my daughter. We've switched VIOLIN teachers and current one doesn't recommend any crutches - just keeps correcting her hand and finger positioning as she plays which seems to work. far as the actual product itself, it's excellent. I don't need it since switching teachers but even if I did, I wouldn't return simply for the fact my daughter used it. Now I don't know what to do with it and this is not cheap either.

Lesson learned...depends on the teacher or therapist. Next time, I hope to get competent teachers or therapists so I don't waste money on buying gimmicks.
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