I’ve given myself one year to master the violin.

As an adult beginner, I should be playing Twinkle Twinkle; instead, I'm playing Paganini's 24th caprice.

Pinky pushups

Two people have asked about a clarification of the pinky pushups since we introduced the concept in Advice from Colburn Students, so here is a video:

The idea is to keep it from locking out straight, which if you apply the right pressure, can be difficult to do.  When I say “that’s what you don’t want to happen,” the pinky locked out:

That exercise if for the left hand.  Another 2 exercises Danielle has me doing are for the right hand:

At the end, Danielle fawns over my pinky.  Now, this is the other pinky than the one we did the pushups for.  As you can probably tell, both pinkies are very important in violin playing.  It’s vital to keep them healthy and well-conditioned!


One Comment on “Pinky pushups”

  1. JRV says:

    …and the chapped skin on those pinkies, rings, tall men, pointers, and thumpers would be good to keep healthy and conditioned too —

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