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Up Bow Control: Soft Dynamics Near the Frog
Many violinists find it challenging to play an up bow in the lower part of the bow. Especially when dynamics are soft or very soft. This can be particularly tricky during slow bow strokes...
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Human Muscular System Torso Muscles Trapezius Muscle Anatomy
Reduce Muscle Tension: The Trapezius and Violin Playing
An important aspect of playing the violin is maintaining a relaxed posture. This extends to every part of your body, but today we’re going to focus on the trapezius muscles. These...
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The Minor Scale: Alternative Fingering for the E-String
In this lesson, we’re continuing with the theme of alternative fingerings high up the E-string, as we discussed in the previous lesson. This time, we’ll focus on the A minor...
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Exploring Uncommon Fingerings: The Major Scale on the E-String
Practicing scales is an essential component of violin technique, but there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to fingering. In this article, we’re going to look at an unconventional...
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