Freestroke technique

This page discusses freestroke technique along with a video lesson.

You want to have a very relaxed and natural hand position when doing freestroke. For beginners it can be very tough to “relax” their hands because they are still unsure of their movements. New players tend to tighten and clasp their hands up a lot at first. This is natural in the beginning, but the ultimate goal of achieveing control with a relaxed hand should not be forgotten. Don’t “curve” your fingers under the strings; if you have your hand in a relaxed position, it will naturally curve in, so all you need to do then is place the fingers under the strings. Look in the ‘Excercises” section of the site for excercises to develop proper freestroke technique.

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