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Violin Bow Force - Bow Training Aid

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About This Item


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.

The Violin Bow Force helps train the beginner in proper bow technique, gently helping keep the bow stroke perpendicular to the strings. Designed to mount close to the strings, the Bow Force allows a clear view of the student’s left fingers, setting it apart from other bow trainers. And the guides are carefully spaced in order to not impede circular bowing.

Safe, soft, and sturdy, the Violin Bow Guide mounts on the center bouts in seconds, and folds flat for storage in the case. 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.

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: 05/06/2019

What size fits a 7/8 violin?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Dawna! We would recommend using a 4/4 size Bow Force for your 7/8 size violin, as the 3/4 size could be too small and restrict your movement. Let us know if you have any other questions!

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Asked On: 03/04/2018

Hello. When will the 4/4 size Bow Force be back in stock? Thank you.

SHAR Answer:

For stock information, please contact us at 1-800-248-7427. Thanks!

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Asked On: 02/12/2018

Is there a bow force for cello?

SHAR Answer:

Unfortunately, there is no bow force for cello. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us directly at 1-800-248-7427.

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Asked On: 12/06/2017

Would this bow guide also fit a 16-inch viola?

SHAR Answer:

Hello, Lauren. The 4/4 size may fit a 14" viola, but they will likely not reach over the strings on larger violas.

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