My teacher has told me a few times about how he got the privilege to watch Issac Stern teach a class of professional violinist. He said that about all Mr. Stern did was gently lift the scroll as they were playing. My teacher said it improved the tone greatly.
I've tried tilting upward and downward...and haven't been able to distinguish any difference in tone quality. As for holding my violin upward, I get tired much faster and don't see how one can keep it up for any length of time. For one, I don't know how one could hold it like that with just their chin and not use their left hand too.
Has anyone else experimented with this sort of thing...and what did you find on it? What is your opinion about the position the violin is held?
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