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Well I don't know if it is because I am practicing too much or bad luck. Tonight I had received my 3rd injury while playing... First injury was a pulled neck muscle, second is the chin rest hickie....now I cut the crud out of my ring finger on the E string! ARRRrrg!
Anyone else care to share their violin/fiddle injuries?
Not much other than assorted odd aches and pains back in the first couple weeks, which is pretty usual I guess.
But when I was scraping down the wood on a "free" bow to see if it might be a little less heavy and dead if it was a bit thinner, I got a cut off the bare x-acto blade I'd sharpened/burred to use as a small scraper. Didn't even know I'd cut myself on it until I saw a few drops of blood on the floor. It was on the side of the right hand index finger though, so it wasn't a trouble for playing.
So you might want to avoid taking up any such activities until your luck improves a bit. LOL
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Mine are a result of improper ergonimal orientation whilst playing. Many days I am sittin in the front seat of my work vehicle with the door wide open so the bow can move, just a playing my tunes. yesterday I was out front of the walmart playing and when I finished it had been 2 hours without realizing it. So I was sore from sittin so long and my back was tight. But, I do get one or two people coming up to me asking questions so Its worth it.
"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.
Broke A string and it left a little cut on my left cheek once =) (still can't imagine, how that could happen - it was broken at approximately 10cm from the nut. How possibly it could overblow the bow is a mistery...)
Neck pain was usual for me first 6 months.
Bruise on my neck is still with me, but my teacher says that it's ok. Actually she has the same thing =) so i don't worry. Besides, it does't couse much trouble =)
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