I've seen a few violinist before who seemingly never look at the fingerboard when playing (ones that I like). Instead they appear to have everything ingrained in muscle memory (also these people seem to be the most comfortable ones when playing). I've been playing for two years and I've been asking myself quite a lot of different questions. Is it ultimately a desirable goal to play the instrument pretty much blindly? How would one achieve such status and is it necessary? I consinder myself a very visual person, which memorises a score very quickly and I always look at the fingerboard. Thoughts?
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