Several students this week have been assigned the Quint exercise 1 for The Well-Formed Left Hand. This exercise is practiced with careful attention to violin posture with minimal repetitions. The student works to execute the exercise with shoulders aligned above hips and hips aligned above feet, the instrument perched on the shoulder with the weight
Generally I figure out where to stand in relationship to the piano seconds before I actually perform. I want to be able to see the pianist’s fingers out of the corner of my eye and I want to be sure the pianist can see my scroll and bow so that I can lead entrances.
This short video describes the causes of the most basic violin related injuries and pains and ways to alleviate the issues through posture work.