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Violin Warmups

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These videos were originally recorded for the Benedetti Foundation.

It is really important to activate your body and hands before playing the violin. It is never a good idea just to launch into playing – especially something fast and tricky.

Here is a video guiding you through some simple warm up ideas for your bow hold. It will help you activate your right hand fingers.

Here is a video that guides you through warming up and activating your left hand – especially that tricky “fiddly fourth finger”. It will help with ideas on improving the speed and ease of movement.