How To Hold A Violin While Playing

By Monique Potts

People are all built differently and hence one must find the equipment that suits them. The most important aspect of how to hold a violin correctly is comfort. One must be certain to look for chin rest and shoulder pad that fits them. So as to avoid gripping the tool too hard with your chin, it turns out to be very suitable that you make sure that you balance it on your shoulder properly.

It is very difficult to change if you hold your set wrongly even after many years of exercise because it causes tension and long term complications. Make sure that you rest the kit on the collarbone with left hand and shoulder supporting it. Relaxed neck and gentle weight from the head stabilizes the tool on the collarbone.

The space between the players shoulder and the kits back is fitted with a pad. This pad provides friction preventing a violin from slipping off the shoulder. As the collarbone remains constant the support changes from left hand shoulder and the jaw.

Fixing the pad carefully and resting the shoulder and chin appropriately, makes holding of this equipment to be much easier. The jaw is offered a suitable place by the chin and changes amid the collarbone and chin. The purpose of chin rest is to protect the varnish provide a secure and comfortable place for the hand to adjust the distance from the jaw to collarbone. The chin and the jaw establish two points which are unchanging to the kit. For luxury and to protect the collar-bone place a cloth that is not slippery on it.

Left hand offers support to the. The left hand first finger has an outcrop thus the neck of the violin rests there. After the main finger, the thumb ought to contact it. It is prevented from sliding by the thumb as the main finger offers support for the neck. The set establishes four links with the collarbone jaw thumb and index finger.

Holding it for some time is very essential. When moving around it is suitable to concentrate on stance and equilibrium. To counteract the force of gravity the collar-bone and finger base to oppose it thus balancing the set. The weight of the neck or slightly twisting the head leads to increase of stability but also it heightens tension thus it should be rarely exerted.

To be able to support the extended left arm, shoulder and back muscles one should have a correctly balanced body. The kit should not be held tightly. It is easy to move it after training. The thumb must move beneath the neck for support as the hand moves to higher positions and allow the hand to reach higher on the finger board.

Free the left arm some responsibilities when shifting positions. A thicker pad is required for thinner sloped shoulders. The roles of the left arm the jaw and shoulder pad vary while playing. It is thus evident that those playing should know the basics.

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