Left Hand Technique
If you’re reading this, you’re probably at the stage of your violin journey where you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by all the intricate technique that is required to play your violin well and progress steadily. Some of my other articles have already addressed posture, bow hold, foot placement and violin position, so what more could there be? Surely the list of places you can go wrong is already long enough!
Enter the left hand! If you’re standing strong and holding your violin and bow correctly, you now want to begin placing your fingers on the fingerboard so as to create a variety of different notes. This is where it gets a lot more interesting, but also a lot more difficult.
In the following article, I’m going to address left hand technique and give you some tips and tricks on how to ensure that your left hand and violin finger placement gets off to a good start.