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TerryT
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Sometimes when I practice I feel that my fingers are too fat to play as I would like to.
I can't play an open A coz my finger on the D string gets in the way and makes it zing.
Just me? Or anyone else have this experience? Or a way to combat it?droolingT

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Fiddlerman
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This is a common problem. Can you be more specific about the problem. If you need to play an open A and the fingers on the D touch, are you referring to playing double stops? If so play with your fingers over the D and G and bow on the D and A.

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Fiddlerman said

This is a common problem. Can you be more specific about the problem. If you need to play an open A and the fingers on the D touch, are you referring to playing double stops? If so play with your fingers over the D and G and bow on the D and A.

 

That's exactly what I do. Not saying I do it well but it does work.

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Yeah, I run into the same problem. For example if I am on G string and I want to play open D I must lift fingers off G, play open D then put fingers back down on G. It works but I am practicing  so don't have to do this.

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Me too!  Fat and short fingers and old and new. What else can ruin my playing. Oh! almost forgot sick on my birthday too. drooling Good luck to everyone.

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Happy birthday Springer

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Not so much double stops. More like trying
not to lift my fingers just to play one open A note.
I could always use my pinkie to play an A on D but……

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Fiddlerman
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Then you only need to lift all your fingers slightly. Not too high.

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Thanks FM, i'll put this into practice

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One word - Perlman wink

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Two words (or 3)
What's Perlman?

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Two

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No, 3!

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Itzhak Perlman is a famous violinist who also has very large hands. Click on the word "Perlman" see a video. I think we need a little more color contrast for the link text...

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Thanks Cat

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