Hi Y'all. I'm a 24 year old violinist who has struggled with vibrato for sometime now. I have very slender long fingers with a particularly long thumb. I have struggled to find a hand position that i feel comfortable with for vibrato. I tried to play with a high thumb, in an almost total grip position but i found it hard to swing or move my hand backwards and forwards, plus i feel that my finger tips dont have enough flesh or cushioning to pull this hand position off (this i did without a shoulder rest). Then i tried a hand position with a lower thumb but it looks kinda weird, my hand isnt as round in this position. This i found only worked with a shoulder rest. So what i wanted to ask is, are there particular left hand positions that accomodate a particular hand? Does the use of a shoulder rest also affect this? I know its also related to comfort. Are there any youtube videos of violinists with long fingers that i can watch to see? My dream is to have a vibrato like itzhak perlman, but is hands are HUGE, and they look pretty meaty. I notice that he doesnt use a shoulder rest and he grips his violin..
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