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Is it just me or does everybody have the hardest time playing the D string. If my arm is in the right position my pitches are OK, but finding that position seems much harder than finding the position for the other strings. Is there a trick? Or do I just have to keep practicing til my body memorizes it?
You can do some "silent" exercises: without the bow and in front of a mirror, slowly work your fingers through the strings at the same time you focus in adjusting your elbow in each string. There's a certain angle to each string that your arm needs to be aware, just like when you are bowing. Start slowly and with time you will do it without any problem
Thanks so much for the replies @Fiddlestix @Fiddlerman @coolpinkone and @ElisaDalViolin
Fiddlerstix, I am not sure how I can tuck my arm into my belly... Either my short arms or my large breasts are in the way!!!!!
@eliseadaviolin @Fiddlerman @coolpinkone I guess I just have to keep practicing.
It's good to know others had this problem too! Thanks all!