Need help correcting my hand frame
This is my hand when playing B-C#-D-E
I hadn't noticed how weird it actually looked until I took a picture of it, myself. Any guidance in correcting it is much appreciated. It's been almost a year since I started playing (actually much less, I played November 2016 and Dec 2016, stopped, then resumed this September, so basically somewhere between 3-4 months). I should add, from this angle my 4th finger looks flattened, but it is not, it's just the weird angle I had to take the picture from.
Your knuckles look too high relative to the fingerboard for your length of fingers. There is more wrong than that, but it looks to be the driving problem for some of the other issues so I would start with that. Galamian's book covers setup well, you might check it out.
I recommend that the crease at the base of the fingers be at the same height (from the floor, as it were) as the string we are playing on.
Looks pretty good to me, though a snap of a static hand posture from one vantage is limited in what it shows us. A video of finger action for a specific passage regarding a specific problem would tell us more.
Thanks for the tips, I'll be sure to try them out!
If you can post a video of some scales from the front (scroll) and side so we can see your whole left arm we could give you some more tips.
What level of playing are you at, op?
It looks to me like you have a large hand and long fingers. If so, I see no major problems for a static picture of that kind of hand. Your index finger could rotate around more so the fingernail faces toward you. It takes a while to develop those muscles, so work on it. The above advice to not have a death grip is essential to good technique.