Now that the Violympic Games are over, I’ve been itching to get back to my YouTube roots. So here’s a new video for the fall, even though the thermometer is supposed to hit 111 degrees Fahrenheit in Pasadena tomorrow!
I’ve been wanting to cover the simple topic of left-hand setup for quite a while, and as I put together this video, I remembered why I had waited so long: it’s not so simple after all!
Actually, what you’re after is pretty simple in the end: delivering the four fingers onto the four strings with freedom and structure.
But a lot of things can go wrong, a lot of little body parts out of place. So consider this your guide as well as a step-by-step for getting your left hand set up perfectly on the violin:
As a bonus, this is the first time I tried out my multi-camera setup out here. I hope to make even better use of the various angles moving forward!