Wondering how to play guitar with a violin bow? it's easier than you think! Leigh Fuge shows us exactly how to play the guitar with a violin bow so you can sound like Jimmy Page or Jonsi from Sigur Ros!
Can you play guitar with a violin bow? Yes, you absolutely can, and we show you how.
What happens when you play guitar with a violin bow? You get almost endless sustain and it sounds incredibly ethereal.
Leigh also shows us what gear we need and the best tone settings to get the best sound possible.
If you’re a fan of guitar players like Jimmy Page, or you just love ambient soundscapes, then at some point you may have considered trying to play with a violin bow.
A violin bow is a fantastic way to turn your electric guitar into a screaming, sustaining ambient workstation. You’d be surprised how many new textures and sounds you can unlock with this simple technique.
0:22 Les Paul/ Carved Top Guitars are best
0:44 Best violin bow for playing guitar?
0:55 The importance of Rosin
1:44 The perfect tone for playing guitar with a bow
2:34 Stand up!
3:07 The angle of the bow
3:38 SOUND EXAMPLES 1
4:03 changing notes
4:31 SOUND EXAMPLES 2
5:05 the speed of the bow
5:33 SOUND EXAMPLES 3
5:48 Jimmy Page Bow style
5:58 SOUND EXAMPLES 4
6:18 SOUND EXAMPLES 5
7:18 High strings
7:36 False tremolo sound
7:42 SOUND EXAMPLES 6
8:00 Scale Notes
8:05 SOUND EXAMPLES 7
8:31 Hitting the strings Jimmy Page Style
8:58 Recap & summary
10:01 SOUND EXAMPLES 8 (longer)