Useful resource for fiddle players…

Useful resource for fiddle players…

Hi all

I just wanted to let you know about a useful site I found at http://www.violinistinbalance.nl/ I know it’s aimed at classical violinists but nevertheless some useful stuff there about getting a fiddle well set up to suit your physical shape, particularly for anyone like me who has suffered from shoulder pain or other fiddle associated aches (and lets face it most fiddlers do sooner or later).

It particularly points to the use of shoulder rests as a potential cause of problems because they often raise the fiddle off the collarbone and immobilise the shoulder.

It has certainly helped me a lot anyway, so I thought I’d share it.

Cheers
Rhod

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Very interesting, thank you.

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I came across it a month or two back.

It’s already helped my playing…I was holding the fiddle way out too far to the left of my body for my short arms….and bringing it towards the front and their illustration of the right fiddle position meaning squaring the fiddle with the bow has given me more length of bow and better tone within weeks.

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Rhod, this resource is surely one of the most useful I’ve seen here for a long time. It would be a shame for it to disappear into the mists of time and be forgotten, as it will after a week or two if it is just left in Discussions, so would you like to place a reference in the Links section (under Tutorials would be the right place, I think)? Thanks.

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Intriguing, thanks LH and Rhod for bringing this to my attention.

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I like it! Playing the fiddle with a bean bag on your head, standing on a balance board while blindfolded LOL. I bet after learning to do that anyone is gonna be a lot better when playing normally!

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Thanks LH - I’ve now submitted this to the links section as you suggested (under Tutorials).
Cheers
Rhod

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