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Elbow Position

A general rule for playing a string instrument is "No part of your body should touch any other part of your body." If the violin/viola is held correctly, when the left hand is placed in 1st position, the left arm will form a natural 90 degree angle at the elbow. The elbow will not rest against the body.

 

 

 

 

 

POSTURE INSTRUMENT SIZINGINSTRUMENT POSITION

BOW HOLDBOW STROKE INTERMEDIATE RIGHT HAND SKILLSADVANCED RIGHT HAND SKILLS

LEFT HAND POSITIONSHIFTINGVIBRATOADVANCED LEFT HAND SKILLS

 

 
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