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Violin becomes a spring by the force of my jaw (without me pushing extra)

I strongly disagree with approaches that tell you to disengage your index finger from the fingerboard, and I do not teach this way. Consider the history. The violin was played for about three ...
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Violin becomes a spring by the force of my jaw (without me pushing extra)

It seems like you might be countering the force on the fingerboard with only your chin. Your left thumb should be supporting the neck too. The end of your thumb should be roughly aligned with the seam ...
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Violin becomes a spring by the force of my jaw (without me pushing extra)

As Emil said, there will always be a slight movement. When you drop your fingers on the fingerboard, they press it down. So they should press as lightly as possible, while firmly enough to get a clear ...
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Violin becomes a spring by the force of my jaw (without me pushing extra)

It is impossible to have it not elevate at all (since that would require you gripping it with jaw with unwarranted tension, and you should only move as little as possible while still making it stay), ...
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Why am I unable to buzz my lips?

First thing you want to do is practice the shaping of your mouth without using the mouthpiece. Using a mirror isn't a bad idea. First, make a "straight face" with your lips and then slowly ...
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