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PART II.
The technique of violin playing.
Attitude of the player.
When playing from notes the player places himself opposite the desk a little to the left, so that the violin does not hide the notes from view. The body should be erect, but not stiffly so. The right foot is put outward, the left straight, so that the toes are in a line. The weight of the body must rest chiefly on the left foot.
Holding the violin.
The violin is held with the left hand and rests on the left collar bone. The instrument
must be horizontal. To give a firm grip, a small pad is often placed between the violin and the left shoulder. A chin-rest screwed to the ribs, and covering a part of the upper table, is also to be recommended. The
chin-rest serves also to protect the varnish.
chin-rest.
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