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Cello Bow Force - Bow Training Aid

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Train Proper Bowing Technique . . . From the Beginning! 

As every string teacher knows, learning proper bowing technique is among the most difficult challenges for the beginning student – the natural arc, formed by moving the right arm back and forth, must be counteracted by the wrist in order to arrive at a straight bow stroke, critical to tone production. 

Now, cellists have the same great training tool as violinists and violists! The new Cello Bow Force helps train the beginning cellist in proper bow technique, gently helping keep the bow stroke perpendicular to the strings. Designed to mount close to the strings, the Bow Force will not impede circular bowing. 

Safe, soft, and sturdy, the Cello Bow Force mounts on the center bouts in seconds, and folds flat for storage in the cello bag. Designed by Becky Fields, a dedicated string teacher with over 40 years of teaching experience, the Bow Force emerged from Becky’s studio, custom made for her students, and refined over time. 

The Bow Force is patented, and carefully hand crafted in the USA. Blue. One size, fits 4/4 - 1/4 size cellos

Warranty Info

1-Year Limited Warranty
This item comes with SHAR's 1 year warranty covering defects of workmanship or materials. General wear and tear or mis-use are not covered. Non-transferable.

30-Day No Hassle Return Policy
If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at [email protected]

About This Brand

The patented, hand-crafted V BowForce bow guide was created from the desire of one dedicated music teacher to help her students learn violin.  Becky Fields has spent a lifetime in the world of music. She began her study of music with the violin at the age of seven. Two years later, she also began lessons on piano. Following High School, Becky attended the nationally ranked, internationally renowned University of Cincinnati (OH) – Conservatory of Music (CCM), a preeminent institution for the performing and media arts. Upon graduation in 1975, Becky was offered a position in the music department at Ashland (OH) University, and for the next 35 years, she shared her love of music with her students. She retired from academia in 2010.During her tenure at AU, Becky also earned a Master Degree and received a Suzuki Certificate. Never one to be content with the status quo, Becky then went on to further her education by completing an additional 40 hours of study.
Now, more than 40 years since she began teaching, Becky continues to help students learn violin, viola, cello, string bass, and piano, individually or in groups, in her home studio. She also encourages area school children to learn violin though her strings programs at the St. Vincent de Paul School in Mount Vernon OH and the Eastern Elementary School in Lexington OH.
Becky’s exceptional talent and gentle, encouraging style of instruction is obvious in the success of her students, many of whom achieve recognition in local and national competitions. Becky also organizes regular recitals and holiday programs to give her students the opportunity to perform before an audience, enabling them to gain proficiency, poise, and stage presence. Parents are expected to take an active role in their students’ quest to learn violin by attending lessons and supervising daily practice. According to Becky Fields, music is a family affair.

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Asked On: 02/21/2021

Will you be getting more of the "Cello Bow Force" bow training aids in?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Susan, thank you for your question. We are expecting these to be available again towards the end of April, 2021. I apologize for the wait. If you'd like to place a backorder, we would send the item out as soon as we get it and you would not be charged until we ship.

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  • Anonymous
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Asked On: 07/28/2020

It looks like the bow force is not as wide as the space between the bridge and the fingerboard. Is there a size that opens up to this full range? Or can it be placed lower along the bout to at least include the area close to the bridge?

SHAR Answer:

Thanks for your question! The Cello Bow Force can be placed lower to include the area closer to your bridge. How much lower it can be adjusted will depend on the pattern and size of your instrument. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Asked On: 03/06/2020

Is the Bow Force easy to put on and take off the cello. I am a teacher and might want to use it for more than one student.

SHAR Answer:

Hello Veneta! The Bow Force is super easy to take on and off. The plastic coated guides are flexible and stretch easily over the strings. Check out our demonstration video on the Cello Bow Force product page to see how it's done. Thanks for your question!

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  • APEX, NC

Asked On: 03/05/2020

I am looking for a bow training aid for a 1/10 size cello. Do you have one that would work for this size cello? If there isn't one specifically for such a small cello, would one intended for a viola work? Thanks!

SHAR Answer:

Hi Sherri! Unfortunately, the Cello Bow force will not fit a 1/10 size and the Bow Force for 4/4 size violin/viola is too small. I apologize for the inconvenience.

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