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Instrument Position for Violin and Viola

This is a movie that demonstrates bringing the violin into playing position from above. Since the instrument is brought from above, the student is able to hold the instrument correctly for longer periods of time, and has less of a tendency to slouch, let the instrument drop in front of the body, or let the elbow collapse against the body.
Once the instrument is put into position have the student turn their head slightly so they are looking up the strings of the violin.

Use the phrase "nose, scroll, elbow, toe, all in a row" as a reference to check a student's alignment (the nose, scroll, elbow, and toe are actually all in a plane, but that does not rhyme as well).

POSTURE INSTRUMENT SIZINGINSTRUMENT POSITION

BOW HOLDBOW STROKE INTERMEDIATE RIGHT HAND SKILLSADVANCED RIGHT HAND SKILLS

LEFT HAND POSITIONSHIFTINGVIBRATOADVANCED LEFT HAND SKILLS

 

 
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