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Ayoub
When i started to play the violin, i've always maintained my left thumb very close to the nut of the instrument, and when i began using the fourth finger it was always impossible to get E notes clearly, it was very frustrating at times, but then something changed and at first i didn't know what it was, i noticed while i was playing a piece (where i had to use the 4th finger on an A string) that it became so natural and easy to get that E correctly and cleanly, 
After i while i watched some of my old and new videos and compared them to figure out how it happened,  and i saw that my thumb moved up between the first and second finger, and it was very relaxed.

So what do you guys think, Does the position of the thumb help to play 4th Fingers Cleanly ? or are there other ways to achieve that? 
Ayoub
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Posted: March 20, 2017
Last Comment: March 20, 2017
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Ayoub
Posted: March 20, 2017
Thanks for your comment Diane, Don't worry i'm takin' it easy and not practicing these days until i'm fully recovered :)



Diane in SOCAL
Posted: March 20, 2017
Left Thumb Position in Violin Hold
Hi Ayoub.  Yes…your left thumb position on the neck of the violin  is important in the set-up for the correct left hand position.  This allows finger spacing's  that are relaxed for any key your playing in. Ideally, your thumb position should line up with where your first finger plays notes.  So for example, on the G string…your thumb should be on the side of the neck where your playing A natural. This is comfortable for me with my short fingers Check out Beth's video:  91 
This is on Left Thumb Placement .
Have fun and go slow with your practice…if your tendonitis flaws up at ALL…stop playing and rest.  You might want to be evaluated again by your MD. Maybe ask for some Physical Therapy too….you don't want to get a permanent injury that will curtail your playing the violin.  : >)
Stay tuned. Diane in SoCal

Ayoub
Posted: March 20, 2017
It's a new thumb Position, and also you mentioned in one your videos that the thumb has a lot of "Wiggle room", this simple idea made it easy for me to play 4th fingers cleanly, 
the slight issue i have is sometimes it's a bit harder to get it right on g string, i think maybe because it's in higher position

Beth Blackerby
Posted: March 20, 2017
Ayoub, that's not unusual. The only issue is that if the notes are quick, you wouldn't have time to move the thumb around. Would this be a new thumb position or are you moving it when you play 4th?