Ive been playing with my left thumb all the way under the neck instead of the side of the neck or sticking up and I like it alot. Its easier to use the pinky in 1st and 2nd positions and you can reach up to the highest notes easier without leaving the neck. But the thumb sticks to the neck when it is supporting the violin. So now I have to go buy a shoulder rest. I threw it away cuz I didnt like it. Or you could dip your thumb in vegetable oil before you play but that would be kinda gross.
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