LEVELS AND ANGULATIONS OF THE LEFT HAND: A CONTRIBUTE TO THE VIOLINISTIC TECHNIC.
All violinists and violists face the difﬁculties of playing a nonsymmetrical instrument, which makes it is quite easy to create wrong postures and technics. Many authors discuss different ways how to work on intonation as exercises or empiric opinions about possible problems. However these approaches aren’t scientiﬁcally and anatomically based and don’t suggest an ergonomic and mechanical understanding of the issue. We are proposing a conceptual understanding and functioning of the left hand so it is possible to answer in a reasonable way how to control the positional structure of the hand withouth creating large palmar and muscle tensions.
In a pedagogical point of view this research has the intention of achieving better results in less time of study due to the understanding of the biomechanical principles of the left hand performance functioning. In a high performance point of view it will bring easier control of intonation, less tension, higher speed, accuracy and articulation of the ﬁngers, a general sensation of freedom that will be translated in musical expression.
1. Silva, E., Bochmann, C., Xavier, J., Fonseca, P., Garganta, R. (2015). “Levels and Angulations of the left hand a contribute to violinistic technic” WoodMusICK Conference. London, The United Kingdom.
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