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When I place my fingers on the strings of my violin I can't help pushing the string either above or below the one I'm playing. The result is that my notes come out wonky or if, for example, I need to hold my finger down on say the A string and leave the D string open and play those in rapid succession, I end up compromising the D string when I push down on the A string.
How on Earth can I avoid doing this?? It's driving me absolutely mad. ><
Thanks in advance for any help!
Something else to consider, is fingernail length.
I know it's probably an obvious thing, but it's also sometimes easily overlooked.
If your fingernails are a little long, even just slightly over the tip of your finger, that can cause you to be hitting the strings more flat fingered, rather than on your fingertips. It can also hinder the ability to create clear notes.
Just thought I'd throw that into the mix in case it helps.
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Thank you Feathers for suggesting that!
It was that I was unconsciously playing more flat fingered because of my nail length.
I trimmed my nails and my playing has already improved.
Thank you too, Fiddlerman, it was reassuring to hear that it's perfectly normal to hit more than one string at a time.
Yep, my teachers says cut them all the way off, no whites showing.
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