This book describes the basic science of the bow. Topics include the coordinate plane, types of motion, center of mass, force, and the bow as a lever. Understanding this basic bow science may help elementary violin and viola students rapidly accelerate control over the bow. A set of exercises based on basic science is sold separately ( Bow Science & Exercises for Violin & Viola: Preliminary Exercises by M. Schottenbauer).
An award-winning musician and science student as a youth and young adult, M. Schottenbauer, Ph.D., studied music, physics, mathematics, and liberal arts at the university before earning a doctorate in psychology. Dr. Schottenbauer held a position as a Research Assistant Professor, and currently works as an independent educational consultant.