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Joyce Lin

Epiphany

May 15, 2011 at 9:45 AM

Tonight it became clear to me that I don't need a smaller violin -- it turned out that almost all my left-hand struggle and inconsistency can be solved by the way I positioned the violin and my thumb... Tonight somehow I held it just right, and everything became so easy - 2-3 whole steps, 4th finger notes in first position, leaving all fingers down, playing at fast tempo, etc. Well, playing 3rds with 2-4 was still hard but at least I was able to do it... My left hand felt relaxed and my hand frame looked great, and everything just made sense... I did not want to put the violin down lest the magic would disappear and I would turn into a pumpkin... 

Now I just have to be able to repeat it tomorrow...

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