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HI! Brand new here :) Beginner. Are there any exercises/stretches to do with the body before and/or after playing to take care of the body as we are still learning to stay relaxed as we play? Stretches for shoulder, wrists, fingers, neck etc... that are regular practices that some violinist use to keep the body healthy and loose? Thanx!
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Posted: March 13, 2010
Last Comment: March 17, 2010

Martin Krause
Posted: March 17, 2010
I found the book "Conquering Carpal Tunnel Syndrome And Other Repetitive Strain Injuries" very helpful. Lots of exercises with illustrations. It focusses on an awareness while streching the muscles. To feel the "streching point", wait for a release, and then strech further...

Posted: March 14, 2010
SWEET! Thank you! :) It'll be great to start out knowing these strengthening and loosening exercises and take care of the tightness as it arises!