Two-piece set contains:
1 Bright Blue Frog Frog™ thumb/index finger shaper for Violin/Viola, plus
1 Bright Blue Hold Fish® pinky support for Violin /Viola
Features & Benefits:
Positions and supports all fingers of the right hand
Fingers still contact bow in all the customary places
Adjustable Fit to help beginning bow hands aged 3 - Adult
Fits all bow sizes
Made in the USA
Manufactured of the finest medical grade silicone rubber
No latex allegery concerns
Durable and Dishwasher Safe
Things 4 Strings® accessories, invented by American String Teachers Association honored studio teachers, are teacher designed, tested and approved.
Our 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 Frog™ 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.
These accessories 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 accessories uniquely train 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.
The award-winning Things 4 Strings® bow accessories help shape and stabilize bow holds – moving beginning players to a functional bow hold in an Instant!
*Bow Hold Buddies® are protected by US Patents 8,273,973, D650,828 and D650,829, Australia Patent AU2009241598, Mexico Patente No. 313970, European Union Design Registration Nos. 001156830-0001, and 001156830-0002, with additional US and International Patents Pending. The trademarks Things 4 Strings®, Bow Hold Buddies®, and Hold Fish® are U.S. Registered Trademarks of Things 4 Strings, LLC.
an Instant Bow Hold!"™
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"Bow Hold Buddies are the most important invention for learning to play the violin since the shoulder rest was invented. This simple system allows new players of ANY age to learn right hand technique quickly and accurately." ~ Donna Hébert, Violin teacher of 40 years