Violin Coaching For Beginners – Guidelines On Good Posture
An extremely important part of learning the violin correctly deals with getting a handle on the basics of posture. Before you dig deep into further violin lessons on the violin, it is vital to begin each practice session with a couple of things under consideration. Over time posture will just come naturally but till then it will take a bit of effort to remember these lessons each time you play to guarantee your best potential on the violin.
Below we will cover a couple of the most important points when it comes to posture as a newbie violin student.
Holding the Violin properly
The most important points with holding the violin properly are making sure your wrist is straight, thumb stays still in the right spot and your fingers stay up on the tips. It is very easy to forget anyone of these points during a practice session while you are focusing on other stuff. I’d suggest keeping a note by your music on these lessons so that you are reminded regularly during your practice session. Over time you will not need this but as a newb it would help to be reminded of these things.
Holding the Bow properly
It is important to hold your violin bow in the right way. This is a massive part of posture that many beginners have trouble with initially. The most important points with holding the bow properly are having the pinky at the button, fingers relaxed on the stick, and thumb curved in the groove.
Having correct Violin Position
Some people prefer learning the violin sitting over standing up. This is fine as long as you follow the right basics of violin position. You always want to keep the violin parallel to the ground by holding the instrument up with your jaw and shoulder. It is more comfortable to slouch the violin down by holding it up with your hand but this is a very unpleasant habit to get into. If you are sitting down I highly recommend that you sit up in your chair with your back completely straight.