Playing jig

Since I´m not only making instruments but also playing violin I´m always seeking ways on how to improve my technique and tone.
Working with my teacher on the ease and quietness of slides from one position to another she recently suggested to cover the left thumb with something soft and smooth which could help reducing the slight tension between thumb and the violins´ neck and getting a feel for a smoother shift. She made me try with a glove, wearing only the thumb part having the rest hanging aside. It felt good and worked quite well. To get rid of the four useless fingers of the glove I didn´t want to destroy my glove but decided to knit a little thumb-cover for practising.
I can only recommend to try this!

practising violin helper

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