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trying to get flexibility in my fingers going ...
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JuanFiddler
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March 11, 2015 - 9:42 pm
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Hi everyone, here I am dealing with a technical issue that is taking sometime to be worked in, finger flexibility. I started with this exercise a few days ago. In my experience it's been a bit ugly because the pencil would slip through my fingers lol. But I'm doing what I can to improve and get a warm smooth sound from my violin :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR9Dt95ycUA

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ElisaDalViolin
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Great video Juan! Still working on that too, especially with my thumb. Any advice about that?

I would like to add this to your advice: watch closely the back of your hand/wrist. We are looking for a flat and relaxed surface instead of a tense and higher position. You don't want to gain the "motorcycle hand" habit like I did after my hiatus :/ 

 
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March 12, 2015 - 1:16 pm
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Keep doing it with the pencil and it'll come with your bow as well. :)
Like the "Field of Dreams" movie. If you build it, they will come. LOL

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Neat how the lighting changes as you move the pencil.. LOL

But seriously, it just takes some time.  Most people's hands/fingers just aren't used to the movements at first.  I think you are on the right track and it will come.

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