Hi, I just had my second violin lesson and I'm working on E and F# exercises (baby steps). I've been reading about left hand technique and about left hand pressure. I think I may have misunderstood something. I find I have to press my thumb into the neck in order to make a sound. But I have been reading that my thumb should be loose. I don't understand that. When my thumb is loose I can't make a sound because my fingers can't press hard enough onto the string to make a sound without the thumb. So, how loose is loose and how much pressure should I be using?
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