Dear 4th Grade Families,
Everyone is doing a great job thus far learning string instruments. The first step to successful string playing is learning the parts of the instrument and bow. In addition, learning how to hold the instrument and bow. I have attached some pictures to help you practice holding your instrument and bow. I have also included pictures of the parts of the instrument and bow. Please practice holding the instrument and bow at least 5 – 10 minutes a day.
Holding Position for Each Instrument
Cello Position Bass Position
Violin and Viola Bow Hold Cello and Bass Bow Hold
Remember Peter Pan Story
Parts of Instrument and Bow
Please note these parts are the same for all four string instruments. The only difference is violins and violas do not have an endpin. Only cellos and basses have an endpin.