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Posted By: katlaughing
28-Jul-02 - 02:39 PM
Thread Name: Help - violin or fiddle?
Subject: RE: Help - violin or fiddle?
LOL..shake that habit indeed!*bg*

I wouldn't worry about it, either, as Malcolm says. Even we classically trained, at least in my case, use our left forefinger that way. You need the stability to slide up and down the neck and also, I am not sure how one would press down hard enough to get a note without some kind of grip like that. Even in the upper positions, that "nook" seems to be a good guide an stabilising force for the fingers.

Now that my curiosity is up, I shall have to watch a few PBS concerts and see what the rest of them do! (Vvvvviiiibbbrrraaattttoooo is not all it's cracked up to be, either, unless you are playing classical and then it's used mostly to sustain a note or two.:-)

No knee-knocking to worry about if you won't play fer an audience, so you have it made, Nicole! Just have fun and enjoy!