The deadline for the 2023 Group Christmas Project submissions has now been extended to Monday the 11th of December.
Thanks Mouse so nice you can hear some feeling in my playing ! I’m pleased !
Thanks for watching Emily I don’t think I’ve ever felt more comfortable to be honest. I laugh I mean we aren’t supposed to hold the violin with the hand etc and we need to make sure there is no tension with the neck and shoulder and some how we are supposed to be able to have a violin somehow balance around the shoulder! I was reading the other day about being able to play without the head on the violin and I’ve seen players do this.. how???? What are we supposed to hold the violin with ?
@Katie L Sounding good--great tune to work on!
Comfort is important, and finding what works can be a challenge. And playing stuff you like is important, too. Etudes can drain motivation, so mixing it up is good.
It’s not unusual to change your setup as you go along; what you find comfortable now may change. Please keep in mind—if you are finding now that you are holding up the violin with your hand (can’t tell if that is what you’re doing), you will have trouble when you try to go back to practicing vibrato (you mentioned putting that aside right now) because your hand needs to be free to move.
Characterize people by their actions and you will never be fooled by their words.
Thanks Mark and Sharon for watching . Yes I’m always messing around with my set up it’s the biggest battle for me. And I just want to get on and play. I like sailing I’m hoping to play it at a birthday party next weekend. Although it will take a lot of courage! Thank you for your comments. Maybe I should start a sailing party !! I’d love to see other versions !