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Hey yo musicians, how re u doing?I hope yall re safe and healthy. I want to ask you if I should change my technique, cuz I have this condition: my thumb finger turns too much.
Then I hold the violin like this( imgur.com/a/aYEYUN0 )
The bow I hold like this( imgur.com/a/SqcTfwH )
But I know some people like to hold like this( imgur.com/a/Rwsek5i )
I just cant make it right cuz when I am focused i hold it tighter then my thumb goes ?
Did you get it? My thumb turns 90° to the other side.
Sometimes when I aint holding tight my thumb holding the violin slides.
What do u think?
I think that it's ugly cuz my hand does a weird shape hahahaahah
Ok, this looks a little weird. Your thumb has the ability to bend far backwards; I am not sure if that is what you mean by "turning 90 degrees to the other side".
Both of my kids have thumbs that naturally bend backwards much more than normal and both have struggled with thumb position as a result of it. Their thumbs look similar to yours and are always in a back-bent position neutrally. This is not ideal for violin playing, for either hand, but especially for bow. We have worked to correct the position, primarily by strengthening their thumbs. We have focused more on right hand than left hand. My younger one is still struggling with it to some extent...it takes constant reminders and it still flips backwards on her.
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Josue: I'm not seeing enough to make a judgement.
Fix that ASAP. It will haunt you forever.
Paul, I would cut some slack - I believe English is not his first language.
Hi Josue, I do have the same thumb. Is is like everything on the violin a matter of training to have the 'right' hold on both your thumbs. I do recommend you spend time to do so or it will definitely lead to injuries. Like my doctor said to me: that your thumb can do so, does not mean it is made for this posture. So at any time your body will protest against such postures.
Christian, Paul -
Tobais, apparently you dated yourself by putting a period at the end of that sentence!
As the great Jankelevich said in is book ,there is no way to correct interely this problem because of the conformation of the thumb..But I see really the problem with your the rigth thumb..you have to take the bow with the very tip of the thumb so to reduce the wrong curve of it.in any case I know some violinists that play very well with your left hand position
Hello yall. Thanks for the replies. I think i'm just gonna try to hold the violin relaxed like this: imgur.com/a/Rwsek5i ; and I will try to hold the bow with the tip of the finger like Maurizio said. Albrecht Zumbrunn, I think that forcing my thumb to stay straight will require me to hold it tight, then I wont be relaxed.
Hello guys, I just tried it, but i think i'm not able to do this by myself :/ but I'll keep trying.
Of course you can fix it yourself. Actually, you can only really fix it yourself.
I used to hold this way imgur.com/a/CxwG5lu when I was younger, but then someone tought me other way, he said that I shouldn't let my index finger's joint touching the violin.
That's the one!
Omg i was holding it wrong the whole time T-T i lost almost 4 years :(
man now i feel kinda sad
The first two pages of Schradieck are a very simple exercise for having a relaxed hand, and how your fingers move quietly and quickly from having the relaxed hand. The thing is, the page itself looks almost too simple, and it may be helpful for you to have someone qualified show you.
My thumb is naturally a little bent back when it is neutral and relaxed. I think it bothered my beginning teachers a lot, but nobody since then has cared since there isn't any tension.
Thanks very much, Christian! I was playing the Hans Sitt, but now I'm gonna stop playing it for a while and face the Schradieck.
Josue, if you look at different historical treatises, there is a lot of variation on where precisely the thumb is recommended to go, which leads me to believe that it is fairly individual. The important part is that you have the contact with the side of the index finger (although this contact releases with vibrato), that you maintain a straight and relaxed wrist, and that you find the most relaxed place for your thumb with bearing in mind those other two factors, and always pay attention to make sure your thumb is not gripping. People's hands and fingers have all kinds of different shapes, so the very small details will vary.
True. I appreciate your help.