Hi, I'm a rather large violinist both around the middle and with height. I'm 6'3' with large hands and I've come across a possible problem with my violin. It would seem that during performances, my half-steps tend to come up a little wide. My teacher is fairly sure it's not my ear and not preparation and actually thinks that it's the violin. She suspects that the violin is slightly smaller and with my big hands, it's much harder to play in tune, especially with regards to the half-steps. Is there anything I can do to my violin to make the half steps slightly larger? I know I could look into getting a new violin, but I'm a grad student and my income is almost nothing and my parents where not thrilled to hear this news. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
PS-My violin probably is a little smaller, which I didn't really notice when I was looking at a new violin two years ago. But it apparently looks smaller to other people as well, mainly in the lower bout.
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