Bows for Chording

beginner bowsIn October 2015, we were asked by Holger Funke to make a bow that could be used for chording. He had one that we measured up and used as a model for these bows. He requested black hair on them, so that is what is on them.

This type of bow can be used to play from one to all four strings at one time, allowing for polyphonic playing. There is a set of You-Tube videos on using this type of bow on cello, and the same techniques may be used with this type of bow on a nyckelharpa.

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(Page last updated 6/30/2016)