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The answers here are mostly wrong, confusing "perfect fifth" with "tuner fifth". Special string tuners may or may not tune in perfect fifths: no idea. However, a "straightforward" tuner will display correct pitches according to an equal tempered scale. And equal tempered fifth is 2 cent short of a perfect fifth. In order to be able to play double stops ...


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The violin is one of the least anatomically sane instruments. Left to your own devices, you'll end up cramping it into position, and cramping your handling into something with as few variables as you think you can manage. Once you've locked yourself into this kind of corner, it will take a lot of work getting out of there again. And violin is not a ...


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Two major things I'll mention which I consciously practice while learning a fast passage: Keep your fingers down! It's very easy to develop the bad habit of flapping your fingers around like mad as you race over the notes. You should aim to be hovering all fingers barely above the string and absolutely minimize the amount of finger movement required to ...



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