Violin marking for the down bow
Updated: Sep 29
The marking below is the down bow symbol.
This is a symbol that appears above a musical note to indicate when a string player should use a down bow. To play a down bow on a violin, start at the heel of the bow (frog) and pull towards the point (tip), away from the left shoulder.
The picture below illustrates how to play a down bow:
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