My violin fingering: is it still right?

I gave up the violin almost 20 years ago.  Or over half my life ago.  Yet to this day, I often mime the fingering that my left hand would do were it playing the melody of a song I’m listening to, my fingers generally tapping on the pad beneath my thumb.

Or at least I think I am.  I have no idea whether the notes that would ring out if a violin were in my hand would bear any resemblance to the song.  Maybe so many years of dormancy render the mime talentless and the resulting music similarly tuneless.  And doubtless the bow in my right hand would be playing the wrong string anyway.

One day soon, I’ll pick up a violin and see just how true my renditions are to their originals.  Until then, you’re safe.

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  1. jay on February 7th, 2010 23:24

    Even after 20 years you may be pleasantly surprised. It all comes back amazingly quick, and I’d be willing to bet it would be the technical side that would have slipped; I have a spare basic violin available here if you’re ever wanting to find out…

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