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Violin Hand Positioning?
I know that there has to be a “ball” (open space) between your thumb and index finger. I have that part figured out. But when I’m playing, is it right to have the lower side of my index finger touching the fingerboard? Because for almost a year now I have been doing vibrato with my index finger still touching the fingerboard, and I now know that is wrong.
Does that mean that I can put the side of my index finger while playing, but while doing vibrato I don’t?
You must completely support the violin with the chin and shoulder. this allows the index or any other part of your hand from interfering with the vibrato.
The problem with touching a string plus the thumb plus the side of the index: You are forming a tripod or triangle which is impossible to vibrate. All you do is shake the violin.