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Okay...so today I have something that never happened to me... new pain. It isn't on the bowing side....it is on the shoulder muscle....on the violin side... you know between the neck and shoulder...towards the back...like a knot...tightness...? This is a new one...maybe conincidence.
Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato
Good point Barry... I am playing a lot today and that this a good point... I am thinking I would not have thought that muscle would have tightened up but yep... I think you are right about the stretching.
As a martial artist, I find elbow "up and over" stretches , and arm flat across the torso using the opposite hand to "gently" squeeze my arm toward my chest helps before playing.
The emphasis is on "gentle" stretches, once you have gently circled your shoulders, head (VERY gently, only use the weight of the head, no force) ,elbows, wrists and fingers.
I am amazed at how old people of my age are.....
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