I have to reconsider my left hand technique. All that I do with my left hand (fast passages, vibrato, shifts) comes from the forearm. I have a considerable amount of tension there. I have tried to free it and try to concentrate on my fingers lifting, instead of hammering, and on the motion coming from my knuckles, instead of my fingers. I don't really know how to isolate the motion and the only way i can free my forearm from absolute tension while holding the violin is when i rest my elbow on a flat surface. otherwise i still have tension, even if im playing open strings. does this make sense?
what am i to do?
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