Greetings everyone. I've recently picked up the violin again after a good while, and have tried to focus on holding the instrument correctly and releasing tension. Just when I think everything's "lined up," though, I find that pain quickly develops in my upper left bicep, and forces me to stop playing and put the instrument down every few minutes. The muscle feels strained and exhausted, like it's sustained unnecessary tension in an awkward position. Do I just need to build strength in this muscle because it hasn't been used that way in a while, or do you think there's a technical problem at work here?
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