As I mentioned in the summary I am having issues with my teeth and chin after practicing vibrato for about 1 hour.
Basically every time my left index finger doesn't touch the neck I do feel all the weight of my hand/violin in my chin (so I guess it's here where I am failing? but I found it was a lot easier having the left hand relaxed this way).
This week my teacher said to work more on the vibrato, he said to play "scales" with vibrato but I don't feel ready and made my own exercise (of course respecting his goals which were to start slow and gradually increase):
slow 1(normal position) 2(flat)
fast 1(normal pos) 2(flat) 3(norm pos) 4(flat)
I keep increasing till I feel stiffness in my left hand then back to slow or time to change finger!
This discussion has been archived and is no longer accepting responses.
Violinist.com is made possible by...
Discover the best of Violinist.com in these collections of editor Laurie Niles' exclusive interviews.