Freeing the Left Hand

While studying the Alexander Technique for the last few years and in the new Alexander training course in Denver I’ve taken much of what I’ve learned into improving my violin technique. This blog will focus on how I’ve incorporated the technique into analyzing and improving my left hand technique. When I first started taking Alexander Technique lessons I, like most violinists, suffered from excessive tension in my left hand resulting in a pinky finger that remained clenched back in towards the palm of my hand when not in use and a slow and uneven reaction time across the fingers especially in fast passages. As can be expected these issues severely hindered my playing, making it difficult to

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