My teacher has been telling me that my left arm should be like a pendulum, so when playing on the lower strings my elbow should be more forward, pushed forward away from my body, and when i'm playing on the E string my elbow should be pulled back, where it's extending backwards almost like a chicken wing. Of all the professional violinists i've seen in person and on video, i've never seen anyone's arm move like that under the violin neck. Is my teacher correct in telline me to do this?
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