Our Vacationspacer
spacer
PEDAGOGY instruments musicianship books
spacer

 

High Positions for Violin and Viola

This movie, "Shifting in Context" contains examples of playing in high positions.

In the high positions players must compress 1/2 steps, because the notes become so close together. The new finger must crowd out the old finger.

In the high positions the ring finger must balance the hand.

Higher positions must be framed so all fingers have equal access to the strings.

 

 

POSTURE INSTRUMENT SIZINGINSTRUMENT POSITION

BOW HOLDBOW STROKE INTERMEDIATE RIGHT HAND SKILLSADVANCED RIGHT HAND SKILLS

LEFT HAND POSITIONSHIFTINGVIBRATOADVANCED LEFT HAND SKILLS

 

 
Pedagogical Information | The Instruments | Teaching Strategies | Books and Information | Home
Copyright © 1996-2013, Michael Hopkins. All Rights Reserved.