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jack
I learned something new today! I knew close to nothing about violas, but this video series was great in providing some insight to the violin's bigger brother. Thanks!   :-)

On a side note, I've been meaning to ask this question since I first join VL, but for one reason or another I keep putting it off. . . . . .
. . . I noticed that most, if not all, violin players don't wear any rings (wedding rings, specifically) on their left-hand. Is that not to bring attention to their hand/finger when they are playing or is there a more intricate reason for that?

Sorry, but I was made that way . . . curious . . . .Blame it on my Mom.   8^)

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jack
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Posted: March 9, 2011
Last Comment: March 9, 2011
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Eileen
Posted: March 9, 2011
My ring is just a band with no stones so I never even know it's there. But I can certainly see how annoying it would be to have a stone get caught between your fingers when you're trying to play. That could be very distracting.

Beth Blackerby
Posted: March 9, 2011
Most of my colleagues do wear their wedding rings on their right hands. I don't like the feel of anything touching my fingers when I play. The worst is when the stone gets turned in between two fingers. Aarg, that drives me crazy. I tried to get used to it but never could.

I've seen a few friends, recently wed, starting out wearing their rings on the left hand, then a few years later, over they go to the right.


Susan
Posted: March 9, 2011
I wear 4 rings on my left ring finger! ♬

Eileen
Posted: March 9, 2011
Well, I do wear my wedding ring. I don't notice any bother with it at all.

Ha...I never noticed that Jack :-D