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Joe P
My apologies... it has been for ever since I've been back here to the place that was most inspirational and helpful in my early violin days.
In the early years of my participation with Beth and VL, there were some videos or links posted with exercises for improving finger independence.  I found the invaluable and practiced them for several years pretty religiously.  I still practice "refresher" exercises almost every week.
Unfortunately, my memory for such things has never been good and with age has gotten worse... if any of you can point me to the videos for those finger independence exercises I would appreciate it.
Miss you all!
Joe P
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Posted: November 13, 2019
Last Comment: November 14, 2019

Beth Blackerby
Posted: November 14, 2019
Joe, You might be thinking of the Left Hand Conditioning videos.  Check out what I just did. I just posted the Youtube you found on that page. Now you can click the favorites box and it will be on your favorites tab. You could also add your own comment below the video, like "Finger Warm Ups". then click it and it will be added to your Practice Organizer.

Alan Barnicoat
Posted: November 14, 2019
Hi Joe,

Click on "Resources" (in the blue stripe at top of the Vlab website) You will see listed  a link to "Violin and Health" which has several sites for finger/hand dexterity.  I always do about five of the  suggested exercises as part of warming up before picking up the violin.  

Joe P
Posted: November 14, 2019
I found this.  This is similar enough to what I had seen before to satisfy my search.

Joe P
Posted: November 14, 2019
To clarify, the exercises I'm referring to were not violin, or even music related.  They were for anyone who wanted to move each finger, at each knuckle, without engaging other fingers.

Elke Meier
Posted: November 14, 2019
Hi Joe, I am not sure where those things can be found in the new Violinlab - I even don't know where I found them on the old one... But here are a few links to documents I downloaded over the years. Maybe the exercise you look for is among them:

Posted: November 14, 2019
Hi Joe,

Not sure if this is the video that you were looking for, but Schradieck comes first in mind when talking about finger action.