Hi Zlata! Especially as being an adult learner can sometimes be discouraging, we expect progress faster than is really possible. It can be that you are squeezing your thumb too much.
I think in one of the SEvcik books, he recommends playing the exercises without the thumb nothing gruesomejust stretching it away or something. At first I never used to pay attention to my thumb [during my earlier years when I didn't even pay attention to intonation!!! But for me, now, I find that I must think about my thumb to get good intonationthat my thumb must adjust.
By tkhngOctober 18, in The Fingerboard. She has her left thumb completely under the neck even in the low positions. This has me thinking about the way I hold my violin.
In first position, mine lands pretty naturally next to B-flat on the G string, with the pad resting against the wood. I do seem to see lots of variations to this, including contact points further up or back, including the thumb essentially behind the hand, close to the base of the scroll. The side of the pad but nearer the index finger than the flat of the pad touching the wood. Even seen a couple people whose thumbs are low or under the neck.
Former San Francisco Symphony violinist Zoya Leybin discusses points related to proper left hand finger position for violinists. Zoya Leybin was a first violinist with the San Francisco Symphony. At the age of five and a half, Leybin began studying the violin, eventually studying under David Oistrakh and Yanke Levich at the Moscow Conservatory.
Tags: Violin. My daughter, who is 5, has been playing since July 8 months nowand she is finishing up Etude. She plays violin.
Below, violin teacher Julie P. Finger strength is very important for violinists. The fingers in the left hand control the pitches on the violin, while the fingers on the right hand control the bow.
And this one, by Vengerov again. I think the deep cradle is shown particularly well around and in the video. Sometimes it looks like he has wide hands with shorter fingers, kind of like my own.
The left-hand thumb can be a help or a hindrance. When kept in check, it orients our left hand within a position while providing a counter-pressure for the finger action upon the strings. When it goes overboard it can cripple the left hand, leading to issues with finger accuracy and velocity, vibrato, shifting, and playing health.