Improve Your Violin & Viola Technique: How to Hold Your Instrument Without Tension


Use this informative text and video guide to learn how to hold your instrument with ease by addressing both the physical and mental components of tension.


  • Left-arm Mechanics
  • Position for Success
  • Balancing Act
  • Shoulder and Chin Rests
  • Practice Mental Substituion
  • Manage the Tough Spots

This guide comes with 11 minutes of video instruction.

By Laurel Thomsen

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