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@Cearbhael this violin has been built as it is (left handed). As Fiddlerman mentioned above, there are reasons why "turning" a violin doesn't work in the long run. For example the pegs are positioned so that there is not so much space for your string hand and also the inside of the violin is constructed in a ceratin way which does not support this "turning". The violin I play now (and in the video) is built left handed. I only played the turned violin for a few months before I found a "real" left handed violin.
@intrepidgirl I do have a teacher and he a "normal" right handed player. However, I do not see that as a problem. He will show me on his own violin, and I copy his instructions on mine. It is just like looking into a mirror really. Once or twice he wanted to try my violin and that is quite amusing. Also he sometimes forgets that things are the other way round for me - but generally I don't see it as a problem. the translation between left/right is no problem at all in my opinion.
It is indeed @damfino
Actually I find it quite usefull to record videos of myself practising and watching them. Suddenly I see things that look strange or wrong in some way. It is much easier to focus on all and find the mistakes when I am not playing at the same time. 🙂
I recorded my playing a lot in the beginning for the same reasons. I could look at what I was doing easier than watching myself in a mirror, and also listen to my notes more carefully. Recording ourselves is a great learning tool. I still do it, but not nearly as often as I used to.
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