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The importance of finger flexibility?
gentleman bowing with no right hand,
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March 15, 2013 - 9:26 am
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so while I concede that proper form does make for the best sound, if you cant have that form at all there is still hope for you too!

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

March 15, 2013 - 9:38 am
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I was feeling a little discouraged today....not anymore. Inspiring, motivating, & touching! Thanks for posting this pfish!clap

March 15, 2013 - 9:42 am
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March 15, 2013 - 11:36 am
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I guarantee you that virtually all teachers and professionals would have told this guy that he will never be able to play the violin very well without at least a thumb and two fingers on his right hand. I LOVE ITTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!

Thanks for sharing. This guy deserves SUPER credit for what he has accomplished.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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March 16, 2013 - 4:08 pm
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Makes me relax a little.  I got my left index finger in the woodsplitter two years ago.  As I was going in to get my wife to take me over to the ER, I was thinking "this is not life threatening, and if I have to, I will switch hands for the guitar and play lefty".  But with a lot of encouragement from my myself I actually improved my guitar playing.  And not to mention my initial successes with the violin.  I would not recommend anyone use this method to improve your motivation to practice.  


If someone tells you "you can't", even with physical disabilities... don't beleive them.  If you tell this to yourself, don't beleive yourself either.


Mt. Fiddler Mark (a.k.a., this post only... "Half Finger Mark".)


Here is a picture of an almost healed finger in what's called a "growth stimulator (for broken bones.).  I did take some other pictures along the way,  but aren't suitable for public distribution.  If you're interested seeing them, though, I will PM you.  No one would think or believe that I'd be playing violin based on those pictures.  I am very grateful.


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March 16, 2013 - 4:57 pm
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This is amazing!

We had a one-handed girl on the forum a while back, asking if we thought she'd be able to play. Where did she go, I wonder? I hope she's out there pursuing her dream, and that she's seen this video!

~ Once you've ruled out the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be true. ~

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March 17, 2013 - 5:30 pm
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Now who can tell something about the demotivations? blink

This is the true love - we see here! Genuine and pure!

Thanks for the video!

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