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Wedding bands
No, not ensembles; metal rings...
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AndrewH
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Jim Dunleavy said

I refer you to our genial host, Fiddlerman. He's wearing a ring in all of his videos, this is just an example of something challenging. 🙂

Mind, I'm not saying it would work for everyone, but I'm pretty sure I've seen many, many violinists both at orchestras and on youtube wearing a simple gold band.

  

I stand corrected on "first time" -- but it's definitely not "many."

I just watched four orchestral videos, pausing frequently and actively looking for rings in the string sections. Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra: one violinist and one violist wearing rings, both on their right hands. Orchestre de Paris: two violinists wearing rings, both on their right hands. Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas: one violinist wearing a ring on her right hand. Los Angeles Philharmonic: two violinists wearing rings, both on their right hands.

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Maybe it is the option of the conductor. Fiddlerman is playing his own instrument in his own setting for his own videos. 

It could be more of a noise and glare issue than a getting in the way issue for the orchestras. Maybe the conductors do not want shiny rings glaring at them in lights or interfering with audience enjoyment. Maybe the rings, at times, clang on sheet music stands, etc. I don’t see how a flat wedding band would be that much of an issue when playing, but some people wear extravagant large jewelry and it is easier for conductors to just say, no jewelry. If someone is used to playing with one on, it wouldn’t be an issue.

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Who knows. I suppose most pros start young, long before wedding rings become an issue, so maybe they play safe by either wearing it on the RH or not wearing one at all. 

For what it's worth, I routinely play scales right up to 7th position without an issue -it's the ends of my fingers that get in each other's way, not the ring. I've never had the ring catch either the violin or the strings (so far!).

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Or perhaps everyone has simply been advised (as I was) that wearing rings while playing is a bad idea.

It probably wouldn't work for me, in any case. My fingers are both short and wide and I already have to move fingers out of each other's way in 3rd position on a viola.

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Ooh.

Someone started a very similar thread on violinist.com expanded a little to include wristwatches. Some of the respondents have an aversion to wearing watches, including one who claims they damage the violin:

https://www.violinist.com/disc.....?page=3942

I wear a lightweight, all-polymer cased watch for safety reasons, and I wear it when practicing. I suppose when I start shifting a lot I may need to make sure the band is snug enough, but then I haven't got there yet.

Peter

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