Bow hold is the most difficult part of learning to play the violin.
Here are some online resources to refer to when you are practicing.
- To make more noise and project more do NOT press much harder on the bow; rather move your bow faster. The weight of your bow should be sufficient for an expert violinist. Sound=speed of the bow.
- Do not tighten bow too much; the proper tightness is when the hair is no more than a centimeter from the wood of the center of your bow.
- Too much rosin can give a scratchy noise. It is suggested that you rosin your bow once every 5-9 hours of playing.