Learn the Violin - Bowing Techniques

Master all of the bow strokes and improve your musicality.
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  • Lectures 12
  • Length 40 mins
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 6/2016 English

Course Description

This course covers all of the different bowing techniques for the violin. It covers both on the string and off the string techniques. There are also helpful practicing tips as well as different exercises for mastering each bow stroke.  Learning the different bow strokes will greatly improve your ability to add musicality to the songs that you are already playing or learning to play.

Students who enroll will get to learn all of the violin bow strokes without having to take costly private lessons. This course could take anywhere from one month to one year (or longer) to complete, depending on how much practice time you have, and how committed you are to getting the techniques just right.

This course is a very low pressure way to get to improve technique on the violin. You will be able to improve upon the knowledge you already have, and take these new bowing techniques and apply them to any piece of music that you are working on.

This course consists of all video lectures.  It will be as if you are having private lessons from me.  I will break down each bow stroke, cover different ways to practice them, and give helpful tips. 

Above all, this course is for anyone with a love of the violin.  With a 30 day money back guarantee and lifetime access, you can be confident in your purchase. Lifetime access will also allow you to take as long as you need to complete the course, and will also allow you to go back and review lectures once you have completed it. It's a fail safe way of learning
the violin and mastering different bowing techniques.

What are the requirements?

  • You will need a violin and bow. No music reading is required.
  • Students should know that many of these techniques can take months or even years to master. Additional in-depth training for some bow strokes may be necessary later on.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course you will know every bow stroke for the violin.
  • You will be able to perform both on and off the string bowing techniques.
  • You will improve your musicality by adding these bowing techniques to the songs that you are working on.
  • You will be able to play more challenging music.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for those students who are interested in fundamentals and technique and mastering those.
  • This course is for anyone who wants to learn the violin. It is for all ages but children under 12 would do best with an adult helper.
  • This course is best for students that already know the basics of properly holding the violin and bow. You should be able to play some simples songs and scales.
  • This course is an introduction to all of the right hand bowing techniques.

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: Introduction

This lecture describes what the course is going to cover and what you can expect to get out of it.

Section 2: Bow Strokes - On the String

After completing this lecture, you will know how to play the detache stroke.  This is one of the most common strokes played on the violin.

Detache Lance

After completing this lecture, you will know how to play the legato stroke.  This stroke is associated with the sweet sound of the violin.


After this lecture, you will know how to play the portato stroke on the violin.


After completing this lecture, you will understand the basics of the colle stroke.  You will then be able to continue practicing this technique on your own.


After completing this lecture, you will know how to play the martele stroke.


After finishing this lecture, you will know how to play the stacatto stroke.

Section 3: Bow Strokes - Off the String

After this lecture, you will know how to play the bouncing ricochet stroke.


After completing this lecture, you will know the basics of the spicatto stroke.  You will then be able to continue practicing this stroke on your own.


After completing this lecture, you will understand the basics of the sautille stroke and will be able to continue practicing this bow stroke on your own.

Section 4: Congratulations and Next Steps

Congratulations on finishing the course!

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Instructor Biography

Kathleen Kromphardt, Violinist and Violin and Viola Teacher

Kathleen Kromphardt is a professional freelance violinist. She studied at Mannes College in New York where she obtained a Diploma in Violin Performance where she also played the viola. Kathleen's playing has been described as "beautiful", "sweet", and "fluent" by her audiences, conductors, and teachers. From the grandeur of the concert stage as an orchestral violinist, to bringing the joy of live entertainment to weddings and receptions, she continues to move her audience with her performances. Kathleen has performed in cities both in the US and Canada. She also composes and arranges music.

As a private music teacher, Kathleen has taught both violin and viola. She has taught lessons in person and for the past year has specialized in online instruction with the use of Skype. Her teaching method focuses on the traditional techniques for the violin and viola. Once students are comfortable with the basics, lessons can be geared towards the students' interests. Kathleen's teaching style is informative yet also fun and friendly.

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