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This is a one handed approach to putting the violin into playing position
that was develop by Paul Rolland. A one-handed approach is useful
so the student
can hold the bow while bringing the instrument into playing position.
I have found that 90% of my students hold the instrument correctly
after the first attempt using this technique. A couple of repetitions
the other 10%.
Since the instrument is brought to the body from above, it is easier
for the student to maintain a correct posture for a longer period
of time. It
helps students learn to balance their weight correctly.
Use the phrase "nose, scroll, elbow, toe, all in a row" as a reference to check a student's alignment
POSTURE • INSTRUMENT SIZING • INSTRUMENT POSITION
BOW HOLD • BOW STROKE • INTERMEDIATE RIGHT HAND SKILLS • ADVANCED RIGHT HAND SKILLS
LEFT HAND POSITION • SHIFTING • VIBRATO • ADVANCED LEFT HAND SKILLS