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johnnyblaze
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February 9, 2014 - 7:50 pm
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I notice when i play on the G string my left wrist bends slightly especially when i attempt vibrato..Bending away from the Violin that is..

 

I also watch the Man's video's and it seems he bends slightly sometimes also..Fiddlerman that is...

 

Is it ok to slightly bend your wrist??I try to move my elbow under a little more but ouch!!

 

But after watching videos i notice alot of violinists really dont bend there wrist much at all..

 

If this is a bad habit i want to break it!!

 

Blaze

 

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Oliver
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Maybe related .........

How large are the hands of those violinists you have observed?

I have a large hand.  I can almost palm a basketball off the floor.

If I put the violin neck in the thumb/index cradle my fingers would not reach back to the strings without some wrist flexing.

More important is that I insist that my fingers come down vertically on the strings and I could NEVER do that with a perfectly straight wrist.

Anyhow, I would speculate that hand size may be an issue(?)

 

 

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Fiddlerman
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February 9, 2014 - 11:13 pm
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Optimally you want to minimize the bending for strength and consistency but it's necessary to bend to come around the violin when going up in positions. Also, It's not a big deal to bend a little. I've seen plenty of great violinists do it.

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Thanks guys i was working on it last night and it seems i am also trying to swing my elbow to far over..I noticed if i relaxed my elbow a little my arm stayed more straight with my wrist..

 

Blaze

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Oliver said
Maybe related .........

How large are the hands of those violinists you have observed?

I have a large hand.  I can almost palm a basketball off the floor.

If I put the violin neck in the thumb/index cradle my fingers would not reach back to the strings without some wrist flexing.

More important is that I insist that my fingers come down vertically on the strings and I could NEVER do that with a perfectly straight wrist.

Anyhow, I would speculate that hand size may be an issue(?)

I to have large hands and it might be natural for me to bend a little..

Thanks guys

Blaze

 

 

 

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I just realized that there are 2 ways to have a crooked wrist:

http://www.designs4harmony.com/

I just assume a crooked wrist is leaning "out" and not flush on the back of the fingerboard.

 

 

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February 12, 2014 - 10:27 am
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I just got a terrible idea. I'm going to develop a new product called electric shock mate. Somehow I think it would be more effective.... Maybe not. :-(

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Fiddlerman said
I just got a terrible idea. I'm going to develop a new product called electric shock mate. Somehow I think it would be more effective.... Maybe not. :-(

I could use some of that electric shock for sureconfused

 

With this awful foot of snow,frigid temps and more snow on the way there is only one thing to doviolin-1267

 

Or thisbunny-headbang

 

Blaze

 

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