How to Play Violin Subharmonics

Welcome to “Press Your Bow”, the only game show devoted to violin subharmonics! So just what is a violin subharmonic? As your host Nathan Cole explains, violin subharmonics are notes that are lower than those you can play by normal means – notes that you can only play if you Press Your Bow! By pressing your bow, you can play notes that are lower in tone than the open G string, without having to tuning down the string.

So let’s get started. As Nathan demonstrates in the video, there are 3 steps to playing a subharmonic on violin:

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