So in the spirit of the concurrent thread on shoulder rest/restless, I took a few pictures of me (a rebeginner-advanced beginner-left when i was early intermediate and now working with a teacher)holding the violin as i do when im practicing.
i dont know if its a good posture or not according to others here but so far its working for me. i do not raise my shoulder to touch the violin (if there is a raise, its very slight..not to support the violin); it just rests on the collar bone. i would like to ask what you guys think of the posture (if i may of course).
im doing shifting (again no shoulder raise). im not doing vibrato however. i have to pay attention to the way my hand holds the violin so it doesn't sink into too deep into the palm; the violin is usually either vertical or slightly angled upwards ..i cant do downwards like that. anyway here goes :)