Playing games at this point with help strengthen the violin hold. Holding the violin bow vertically in your right hand, start to crawl or inch your fingers up to the tip of the bow and back down without the help of your left hand.
Again, keep your wrist straight.
How to hold a violin left hand. Here's the neck of the violin. If you find that you have tension in your left hand give it a shake, to remind your hand how it feels in a super relaxed state. Now the first thing you think about is where your thumb goes, and what it should look like.
Maintain a straight line from left elbow through left wrist. With the jaw in the chin rest holding the violin in place, have the student drop their left hand and hold the violin in place with not hands at all. Wiggle your fingers to make sure that your hand is loose.
Thumb & finger postion the crease between your hand and fingers should line up with the top of the finger board. Hold the violin by the left hand lightly and rest the violin neck against your first finger's base knuckle of the left hand. Drop the hand, don’t drop the violin.
The side of the thumb should lightly contact the neck of the violin across from the first or second finger. If your fingers and hand are place below that point, then every time you place a finger, you have to come around the. Place the violin on your left collar bone (some violinists prefer the soft spot just behind the collar bone), and rest the left side of your jaw on the chin rest.
Place the pad of your left thumb directly under the neck at the top of the neck. Hold the violin by its shoulder with your left hand, stretch your arm out, and raise it to face away from you at an angle to the left, like you’re showing the afternoon sun your violin. In a proper violin hold the perfect left hand is a relaxed left hand.
Now, the first thing to think about when you put up your left hand on your instrument is, you're putting it on the neck of the violin. So once your violin is up and looks beautiful and it's just in the right position, you put up your left hand. Carefully slide the thumb down to the bottom of the neck.
W hile holding the violin up with your shoulder and jaw shake out your left hand then bring your hand to the violin super relaxed. A series of images to help beginner violin students learn how to hold the violin with the correct technique. After you’ve placed your chin onto your chinrest and the violin on your shoulder (all without straining), your violin should stay in place even if you relax your left hand.
Drop the hand, don’t drop the violin. A common problem with most beginners is holding their palm against the violin neck, which strains the wrist and reduces the left hand's movement. The violin is also supported, but not held tightly, by the left hand.
I don’t feel like i have to hold the violin up. Designed to help younger children when first starting lessons. The neck of the violin should rest gently against the base knuckle of the first finger of the left hand.
Many violinists find shoulder rests helpful to hold up the violin, and. Hold the violin by the left hand lightly and rest the violin neck against your first finger's base knuckle of the left hand. The normal way of violin playing is holding the violin in.
In a proper violin hold the perfect left hand is a relaxed left hand. Then turn it over and place the shoulder rest on your left shoulder. The violin is held horizontally (parallel with the floor) and is angled to the left of a straight forward position.
If you find that you have tension in your left hand give it a shake, to remind your hand how it feels in a super relaxed state. As before, grab the violin with the right hand after placing it correctly on your shoulder, and let go with the left hand. When i’m playing i have the feeling that with my left arm i can hang on the violin.
To implement these tips, start with an easy piece and feel the change and relaxation. You can achieve this by having a relaxed violin hold that is not too much up and not too much to the left. Lastly, make sure that the head is the only thing holding on to the violin.
The violin should hit the side of your hand at the base knuckle of the index finger to provide maximum mobility for the fingers.