I have a question about the root section of the index finger (near the base knuckle) touching the neck of the violin....is it supposed to touch? I had a lesson with my teacher the other day and we were addressing various issues when she discovered that my left hand is in constant contact (except during vibrato) with the neck of the violin at around the root section of my index finger. She seemed surprised I've been doing that all along and I got the impression that it's bad technique. Is it actually bad technique to touch the neck of the violin with anything but the thumb?
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