FORUM

Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —




— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Darn it! My muscles are all wrong.
Learning to play
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
Avatar
ThatsJustMarvelous
New Member
Members
February 15, 2013 - 12:42 am
Member Since: February 2, 2013
Forum Posts: 1
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I had my first lesson today.

Apparently the parts of me that are supposed to relax (like my hands) absolutely refuse to do so.  I also evidently have approximately zero muscle tone in my left arm. I'm thinking it shouldn't be sore after 10 minutes.  

Do you have any tips on how to actually relax and hold something at the same time?  Does the arm thing get better?

Avatar
HeadCheese
Honorary Advisor
Regulars

Members
February 15, 2013 - 12:15 pm
Member Since: October 4, 2011
Forum Posts: 355
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

The "arm thing" does get better. sf-wink

 

I used to get regular hand-cramps from my death-grip on my viola. With practice, you'll learn just how little muscle you really need to hold the instrument in place. I'm still using too much tension, as it interferes with proper vibrato, but I'm still just a newbie, myself.

Hang in there. It was just your first lesson, after all. cheerleader

 

Avatar
Barry Nelson
Nashville,Tennessee
July 31, 2013 - 4:55 am
Member Since: October 31, 2011
Forum Posts: 299
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

i used to get cramps in my palm on my left and my right shoulder and back would get tight . Hasnt happened it a long time.

Bach : As the greatest expert and judge of harmony, he liked best to play the viola, with appropriate loudness and softness

Avatar
Violaman
Admin
August 1, 2013 - 1:29 am
Member Since: October 2, 2011
Forum Posts: 519
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Building the right "muscles" controllers.... Don't know what to say :-)

Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 50

Currently Online:
2 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

HeadCheese: 355

Ferret: 119

Ripton: 97

Manny: 66

VinceKnight: 60

coolpinkone: 55

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 0

Members: 513

Moderators: 0

Admins: 3

Forum Stats:

Groups: 1

Forums: 19

Topics: 360

Posts: 2015

Newest Members:

Jenniekt, viola99, suzanneoo69, LotbrockE, Jefferyfag, yatogami16

Administrators: Violaman: 519, Barry Nelson: 299, BillyG: 80