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Hi, all. Promise not to post often because I log in from a kindle and not good at "pecking." Do love the site esp. The tutorials. I 'm learning from scratch on a very old violin but then we make a good match. Have tons of questions but am searching the forums first -probably been asked and answered before. Biggest challenge at the moment is strengthening and stretching my pinky, which refuses to reach Notes.

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welcome aboard !!

 

 

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Naska put an entry in about 1 year ago suggesting using a chip bag clip

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Welcome and enjoy.... Don't search too long for your question, lots of questions get asked and answered twice here. everyone is patient and helpful. Good luck. I was new last year and they put up with me.....
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Welcome to the forum, Megatoby!birthday_balloon

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January 8, 2013 - 10:13 pm
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Thanks for the introduction Maga,

The most important aspect of having pinky strength is to have the right angle on that finger. More weight on the left side of your pinky and make sure you have your arm far enough under the violin.
Also, keep it nicely curved.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Just ask your question. Usually someone will post the link for the answer, then your question will go up for debate. After several long and quite informative parlays, the question will slowly morph over time. Before you know it, there's a forum monster with pages of details on how to put on strings, how to tighten the tail piece, the requirements to lay a pool foundation, chum baiting for sharks in the south Pacific, restoring your old Buick leather seats, and how to avoid crashing your helicopter. You then will answer gleefully about the helicopter not even knowing it was your original question on how to stretch your little finger. 

 

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