Superior Bowing Technique

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The Only English Translation of the Famous Book: Superior Bowing Technique


Superior Bowing Technique stands as the unrivaled authority on all facets of violin bowing technique. Originally penned by the esteemed Lucien Capet and now meticulously translated from its original French version, this renowned book spans an impressive 187 pages.


Within the pages of this comprehensive volume, Lucien Capet's groundbreaking concepts and principles of bowing technique are unveiled in their entirety. With utmost clarity, the instructive text delves deep into the nuances of mastering the art of bowing. To further aid aspiring violinists, Capet thoughtfully incorporates a wide array of exercises, studies, and excerpts from the standard repertoire. These carefully curated musical examples serve as tangible demonstrations, illuminating the progressive acquisition of Superior Bowing Technique.


Discover the profound wisdom and transformative insights of Lucien Capet as you embark on a journey towards unparalleled mastery of the violin's bow. This exceptional translation provides English-speaking musicians with an invaluable resource previously unavailable to them, unlocking the secrets of Capet's renowned treatise on bowing technique. Delve into its pages, and let Superior Bowing Technique elevate your musical prowess to new heights.

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  • 5
    This is the bible!

    Posted by Karl Winkler on 17th Dec 2020

    After much research on the subject of literature for bowing technique, I learned of the existence of this English translation of the famous book by Capet. Although some similar material can be found in Galamian's book on violin technique, and Fisher's books, this volume by Capet is the true foundation of the "French School" of bowing. It is dense material and takes considerable time to digest and incorporate into one's practice routines, but even with the short time I've had with it, I can see the benefits of continuing with it in earnest. Encore Music Publishing offers excellent customer service, by the way - thank you!

  • 4

    Posted by Sergio Andres Gonzalez on 18th Nov 2020

    Pleased with the general translation and quality, however disappointed to find the scales and arpeggios (351 & 383 of part to be filled with errors. Maybe a misaligned printing type. Some pitches are incorrectly placed, or hard to discern.

  • 4
    Important, comprehensive, old style language.

    Posted by Unknown on 16th Aug 2011

    This is an important book for string players (not just violinists, as the publisher suggests). It is comprehensive and very informative. The style of Capet's writing is a bit cumbersome at times, but this remains a very important book in my library.