Can you play the violin with fat fingers?
try adjusting the angle of the violin on your shoulder. Perhaps if you let your violin tilt so that the f-holes are facing more to your RIGHT, it can relieve the angle, and your hand will be more pliable. try MINIMIZING the pressure of your fingers onto the fingerboard.
Can you play the violin with short fingers?
Short fingers are not usually a problem on the violin. There are tricks you can do with your wrist and elbow, and also your thumb if you borrow from viola technique, that will extend your reach. You need to learn those from your teacher, though.
Do your fingers hurt when playing violin?
An important part of learning to play the violin is building violin calluses on your fingers. The reality is that the strings are rough on your skin, and if you don’t go about this process correctly, it can become painful.
Why do violinists wiggle their fingers?
It is a wavering effect of tone obtained by rapidly shaking the string that the finger is stopping, notes the Schirmer Pocket Manual of Musical Terms. The technique is used on notes of longer duration—notes of shorter duration usually are played without vibrato.
Do you need long fingers to play violin?
“Look at those long fingers!” It’s true, certain things (like 10ths, possibly creating variety in vibrato) are likely easier, with longer fingers. But finger length does not matter as much on violin as it does, say, on the piano, where, if you can’t reach an interval, you can’t reach an interval.
Does hand size matter for violin?
Most adults (and some children from around age 10) will require a full-size violin. It depends on the length of your arm and what you feel you can hold comfortably.
How many hours a day should I practice violin?
For a beginner, 30 minutes every day are enough, whether adult or children. A student in music should practice around one hour and a half to two hours, not counting preparatory work, of course. For exams or concerts, 3 to 4 hours should be a maximum for a limited time.
How do I strengthen my fingers for violin?
How to Improve Your Violin Fingering
- Finger Clap—this is a repetition exercise that helps extend muscle dexterity.
- Finger Stretches—much like the previous exercise, this can be done anywhere and builds your violin fingering agility and strength.
What grade do you learn vibrato on violin?
I usually teach vibrato at around Grade 4. This is about the point the exam board advises they’d like to start seeing it. It is an imperative that it is seen at Grade 5 level. At this level, the students should be able to play in tune and in several positions, up to 4th position.
How do you tune a violin with a 4th finger?
When the fourth finger is placed on the fourth finger tape each string, the tuner should read D on the G string, A on the D string, E on the A string and B on the E string. Please note that the rough one-inch etc. measurements I am using for spacing are based on a full size or 4/4 violin.
What are the most common violin fingering problems?
Again, another common violin fingering problem is the result of excessive tension: not lifting your fingers using the base knuckle. When you look at your left hand, each of your fingers (except your thumb) has three knuckles.
What is a violin fingerboard chart?
A violin fingerboard chart can also be a helpful way of making sense of note reading. The musical stave is just another chart, really. It shows you where the sounds are that you’re playing. If you look at the notes on the D string using fingers 1, 2, 3, and 4, you’ll see that they’re: E, F, G, and A.
How far apart are the fingers on a violin?
On the G and D strings, the first and second fingers are a whole note apart, whilst the third finger is just a half note away. Think of this as: stretched, stretched, close. On the E and A strings, the middle finger is close to the first finger, whilst the third finger is a whole note away.