We are dedicated to providing the string players of tomorrow with an innovative and easy tool to master bowed string instruments. Our mission is to help both the novice and experienced string player develop proper bow distribution with an effective tool used to bow the entire length with ease.
The BowStopper Device is the educational tool that improves bow distribution. It is a perfect tool to enhance bow distribution. It can help students of all ages that need to gain perfection with the bow. Even the advanced string player who may have had difficulties in the past can now learn to master tremolo, legato and staccato.
Discover the Many Advantages of Using BowStopper:
It develops skills to play upper, lower and any other part of the bow with ease
It will improve your tremolo, legato & staccato bowing technique
It is highly useful for young violinists
It enhances concentration
It generates motivation
The negative impact of tape and rubber bands on a bow:
The problem with rubber bands is that the rubber band and fingers come in contact with the bow hairs, which are not permitted. It’s virtually impossible to place the rubber band on the bow and adjust it without coming in contact with the bow hairs. When most people's hands, especially children, touch the bow hairs, it leaves an oily, dirty, gritty and grimy residue and prevents the rosin from sticking to the hairs of the bow. It doesn't matter if it's horse hairs or fiberglass; the sound is affected because the bow literally slides off the strings.
Instead of a good quality sound you get an awful sound or no sound at all. Imagine placing tape on the floor or against the baseboard when painting. It is sometimes difficult to pull up. Right? Why would someone wrap tape on a $25, $50 or $300 bow? It happens.
Tape not only leaves a sticky, gooey residue, but it’s also not adjustable. It is also not as effective as the BowStopper because most students ignore the visual tape, do not play within the margin of the tape, lack the concentration and forget to use the part of the bow they are supposed to practice. However, the BowStopper works. It is a physical device that literally stops the bow. It also enhances concentration and creates a feel for using the entire bow. Tape does not.