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Hey everybody..I just want to say there have been alot of nice people here
willing to help out in playing tips..
Now as i am starting to advance a teeny weenie bit i get nervous switching positons
especially on the E-string..
Can and has anyone ever sliced there fingers..
Any tips on possibly avoiding this..
P.S. I meant their not there in the title but cannot edit it...LOL
Never cut my finger on violine strings. Other things like knives, razors, and model airplane propellers yes. But violin strings, never. Even when jumping from 3,rd - 6th position dow to 1st on the E. Never any cuts. Besides, generally when you are changing positions you pull or push towards or away from you in the direction you want to go while at the same time releasing pressure on the string so there is little friction between your fingers and the string wen switching positions. ut even when I deliberately slide while playing... to get slit sliding pitch change effect, I have never come even close to getting cut.
I may get a little pain like a cutting pain when practicing slides (glissando).
Avoid pain in the fingertips generally by not pressing the strings too hard when fingering.
You might check to see whether your nut or bridge is too high, bringing the strings too high and requiring a lot of pressure when fingering.
Also see that you are getting enough vitamin C (for building connective tissue).
I meant I have never cut my finger by a violin strings, got poke, though when I changed strings. I almost chopped of a chunk of my finger tip when I was a child, 4 or 5 when I used a machete to try to cut/peel/chop off the husk of a coconut, stabbed my self when I tried to take avocado pit out, sliced on my fingers fitting a bridge, etc etc, but never by sliding my fingers on violin strings. The string would have to be very thin and your skin tender than a baby's skin to get cut by a violin string, I think.