The new Short-Bow is a palm-held violin bow approximately 8 inches in length that allows violin and fiddle players the option to PLAY THE VIOLIN IN A VERY DIFFERENT POSITION. The violin/fiddle is moved into a more relaxed guitar-like, abdomen centered position allowing the musician to PLAY THE INSTRUMENT MUCH LIKE A MANDOLIN OR GUITAR, but with the added benefits of sustained tone unique to a haired bow.
The Short-Bow was invented by Ethan Erwin at the age of 17 and a US Patent was received in 2012. Now the Short-Bow has made it into the hands of players all over the world!
The Short-Bow has other added benefits!
- The ability to SING EASIER WHILE YOU PLAY! Prior to the Short-Bow, violin/ fiddle player’s vocal capability had been hindered due to the significant role of the musician’s jawbone in securing the instrument.
- Allows PRACTICE DURING CONFINED SPACES such as on tour buses and closed spaces.
EASIER RHYTHMIC TECHNIQUES - The chop on traditional bows are pretty physically rough on fiddlers due to all the leverage the bow has in the wrong direction while chopping so this alleviates that!
GUITAR, UPRIGHT BASS AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS TOO! Upon introducing the Short-Bow to the public, much demand has been observed from guitar players interested in special effects.