Tips to Overcome Upper String Problems, Part 2

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In the last post about this topic, we discussed various problems violinist and violists face when learning or perfecting basic technical issues: Producing a smooth, steady, consistent tone, getting a clear, pure tone quality when fingering pitches, changing between strings without accidentally playing another string, playing double stops successfully, especially when fingering notes, and producing basic hand and arm vibrato. Now we will look into more complicated, advanced problems and technical issues to overcome and master!

Triple and Quadruple Stops: These ...

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Tips to Overcome Upper String Problems

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If you or a student is having certain issues when playing violin or viola, take time to read this. Other students, teachers, professors, and artists have gone through the same struggles and have learned the best techniques to master these areas:

Uneven, rough tone: If there is a wavy, inconsistent sound from bowing, it all has to do with the lack of “teamwork” between the right elbow, forearm, wrist, hand, and fingers. All of these must be moving at different ranges ...

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