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Thumb: 6.5 cm
Index: 7.5 cm
Middle: 8 cm
Ring: 7.5 cm
Pinkie: 6 cm
Neck to wrist: 64.5 cm
Neck to mid palm: 71.5 cm
Why are these measurements important?
Mary in Springfield, Oregon http://www.thefiddleandbanjopr.....dpress.com
I just want to see how short mine are compare to other people who play on 4/4 violin. See how short my arm and my pinkie? I probably should get a 3/4 violin. I've been searching for 7/8 violin, however, 7/8 i found on ebay has measurements that are very close to my cvn 500. I'm still waiting for a dealer's reply on their 7/8 violin. After that I'm probably going to give up or i'll have to make one of my own.
I don't know pky…? I know FM did suggest maybe try a smaller violin but I think you should just stick with your CVN 500 4/4 scale. But with my guitar background the violin 4/4 scale size is tiny to me. I would stop with the math (I'm horrible with math) and just jam on the fiddle
Just take a snapshot of your left hand on your fiddle and I bet you'll get great feedback to get back on track
i'm planning on continue to struggling with my 4/4 because it's my first violin and I love it. Guess what? the case has a heart shape where the center bottom part of my violin lays. I thought they made the case like that, but my daughter's didn't have it then i realized that the center bottom (back) of my violin shapes like a heart (indentation). Although I may still get a bigger 3/4 violin to try it out because If I don't want it, i could still keep it for my daughter when she gets bigger. hopefully she will still be playing then.
I often wonder if a smaller violin is better for me too because it's such a stretch for my fingers especially when I have to play low 1s and use my 4th finger on the same string, so here are my measurements just for comparisons sake:
Measurements of my fingers from the line where the fingers join the palm to the tip:
Thumb: 6 cm
Index: 6.8 cm
middle: 7.2 cm
ring: 6.6 cm
pinkie: 5.4 cm
neck to wrist: 55 cm
neck to mid palm (where it bends): 63 cm
Ok, I thought I had small hands but evidently not when in comparison to pky's sorry mate, I feel for you.
Chinny, YES, not even close, even I, am playing on a 4/4
I noticed that if I remember to pull my left elbow closer to the center of my body, I would do better. If you watched the fiddlerman playing, you would notice that his left elbow is not just under the center of his vioin (like he recommended) but all the way to the center of his body! i guessed when you start to learn at a younger age, you could make use of some of the muscles that you won't use in later years of your life. After all these years not using those muscle and now I have to start using them, given that I am not flexible at all, is tough. Chinny, you are still young, go for it!
My fingers are pretty long, but I have noticed that when I move my left elbow to the right (closer to my body) my fourth finger seems to have more strength, particularly on the lower strings. This also seems to help keep the fourth finger from doing that annoying buckling thing. Know what I mean?
A lot of my friends have their wisdoms removed and they say it hurts like mad.... and their cheeks are all swollen. I've never heard of Novocain, is that the brand? I'm pretty sure most medication is called something different everywhere you go because different companies make them. What's the active drug in it?
I've done it twice and no pain whatsoever for me the day after.
That's cuz you're a tough cookie, ive been babied, i have a low pain threshold!
my index finger is from knuckle to tip is as long as my violin neck from heel to nut...lol
Whoa thats insane, no wonder i feel like im stretching my fingers more that you do in your videos, because i am!