Left hand positioning on the violin – let’s find a mouse hall !

You (7 years old) have been taking lessons with me about one month, after one year of instruction with another teacher. Your music reading is getting better and so as your sound. However, there is one thing I’d like you to pay more close attention to that is your left hand positioning.

You need to create some room between the neck of the violin and your left hand.

You have to be able to see a hall there, but I often don’t. I’m talking about the space right here.

“It’s a mouse hall !”

OK ! Let’s call it that way.

You can think of lowering your whole arm and check your thumb is not too high up. It will help you to use more of the pads of your left fingers rather than the tips.

Let’s try again. Hold up your violin and let’s see if we can find a mouse hall. 🙂

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