When I hold the neck and press my fingers down (in 1st position) the back of my hand usually is touching the violin. I've become really conscious as to whether or not this is right, lately, mainly because all the videos I've seen lately the violinists have their hands way back, almost completely erect.
So, is there a 'right' way to hold the violin, or does it not really matter? If there is, pictures would be very helpful! I've experimented, but I am so used to my current hold that my intonation is way off on any other holds....and using my 4th finger in 1st position is a lot more awkward without my hand so close to the violin.
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