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Anyone ever cut there finger ??
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johnnyblaze
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October 4, 2013 - 7:09 pm
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Hey everybody..I just want to say there have been alot of nice people here

  willing to help out in playing tips..

 

Now as i am starting to advance a teeny weenie bit i get nervous switching positons

 especially on the E-string..

 

Can and has anyone ever sliced there fingers..

 

Any tips on possibly avoiding this..

Thanks

Blaze

 

P.S. I meant their not there in the title but cannot edit it...LOL

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I have never cut my fingers. I have fun with sliding my fingers up and down for my little audiences and they love it, too.

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Drawing blood >> ?? ~~~~~~ on the viddle > NOPE!! > having my finger tips hurt a bit > Yep.

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No, even though I have thought it to be possible, if you really worked at it.

 

I have been popped in the face by a string a couple of time. It kind of smarted a little.

Duane

 

"Violin is one of the joys of my life."

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Kevin M.
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Cutting fingers while carving out a top but never while playing.

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Never cut my finger on violine strings. Other things like knives, razors, and model airplane propellers yes. But violin strings, never.  Even when jumping from 3,rd - 6th position dow to 1st on the E. Never any cuts. Besides, generally when you are changing positions you pull or push towards or away from you in the direction you want to go while at the same time releasing pressure on the string so there is little friction between your fingers and the string wen switching positions. ut even when I deliberately slide while playing... to get slit sliding pitch change effect, I have never come even close to getting cut.

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I may get a little pain like a cutting pain when practicing slides (glissando). 

Avoid pain in the fingertips generally by not pressing the strings too hard when fingering.

You might check to see whether your nut or bridge is too high, bringing the strings too high and requiring a lot of pressure when fingering.

Also see that you are getting enough vitamin C (for building connective tissue). smile

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If you release the pressure on the finger when you shift, it will probably hurt less.

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KindaScratchy
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I mostly play in the first position right now, but, speaking for myself, I don't worry about slicing a finger since I've got some pretty thick guitar callouses. Even if I didn't, I would think that you'd have to apply an awful lot of pressure while shifting in order to actually cut your skin.

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I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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I've been practicing a lot of third position, so am sliding across the strings often, but never even got close to cutting... doesn't even hurt.

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” 

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I meant I have never cut my finger by a violin strings, got poke, though when I changed strings. I almost chopped of a chunk of my finger tip when I was a child, 4 or 5 when I used a machete to try to cut/peel/chop off the husk of a coconut, stabbed my self when I tried to take avocado pit out, sliced on my fingers fitting a bridge, etc etc, but never by sliding my fingers on violin strings. The string would have to be very thin and your skin tender than a baby's skin to get cut by a violin string, I think.

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I never have but I know some players that have dry brittle finger tips and it can happen. :-(
Best tip is not to press to hard especially when shifting. :-) as allisonyli said above.

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but the one who needs the least."

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I 've never cut my fingers with a string!

And i'm really surprised to know that it's possible surprised

Sonething new everyday, LOL! afro

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