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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!