Hi all, I would be very grateful if you looked at this video of my left hand and comment on my thumb.
You will notice it bends 'backwards', I have to say, it does this without me feeling it, my thumb easily bends backwards as forwards, even with no pressure on it. It is not voluntarily done.
I have the same problem on my right hand so my thumb will bend the same way on my bow hold and I don't even realise it is doing this!!! my teacher pointed it out to me but I can't 'help' it!!!
should I make it a 'life/death' priority to get this sorted? if so what do you suggest (apart from amputating it???)
I have to say that at times I feel 'limited' by my thumb, I feel I struggle with my vibrato a huge deal but then I don't know if this is 'psychological' due to me worrying too much about my thumb or whether it really is an impediment!!
thanks for your kind suggestions/input into this.
PS no it is not me playing the tchaikovsky's violin concerto LOL believe me, you did 'not' want to hear me playing!!
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