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Common Problems with Violin and Viola Instrument Position

This student is resting her elbow against her body. Notice the effect this has on her bow placement. Her tone will be weak and unsavory.

What is the cause? If she lacks proper shoulder support for the instrument, her left hand is holding up the instrument, which causes fatigue. The natural tendency would then be to rest her elbow against her 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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