Fingerboard attachment for violin and viola
Violin accessories for the left-hand technique
The specifics for violin and viola concerning the ResoundingFingerboard, are compiled on this page. Topics that also apply to other instruments:
- >>User Guide for First Use<<
- >>Teacher Experience Page for use in tuition<<
- >>Questions and Support<<
- >>The Fingerboard Attachment<<
The application of the ResoundingFingerboard for violin and viola is the same. However, depending on the size of the instrument, it can be attached in different places. It is also possible to attach the attachment to children's instruments.
The attachments can be attached to many children's instruments, 3/4 and 1/2 sized instruments. In most cases, a free-swinging open string can be produced easily.
No free-swinging string possible?
If achieving a free-swinging string is not possible, you can try to clamp the fingerboard attachment between the two outer strings. With small instruments it is often the case that the suction cups no longer have enough contact surface, but the attachment usually holds anyway. And if you are careful, the strings will hold the fingerboard attachment.
Good to know:
It is not absolutely necessary to attach the suction cups. They serve as an additional fastening option. This is often useful because the execution of the movements when practising vibrato is often uncontrolled and not very to the point at first. By practising vibrato with the ResoundingFingerboard, however, the movement quickly changes to a balance between stability and flexibility. As soon as you can consciously control the movement a little better, you can often do without the suction cups.
Both is possible: You can just "use" it by e.g. performing the movements of the vibrato, performing griffs on the nubs and benefit from the new relaxing effects this has e.g. on how to balance stability and flexibility and you can use the ResoundingFingerboard for purposeful practicing. The areas of application are diverse: vibrato, arm vibrato, trills, double grip technique, changing fingers, attaching fingers on the fingerboard, fluency of the fingers and developing finger speed, left hand pizzicato combining with coordination, rhythm stability (e.g.). Specific ideas and experiences are published regularly in the form of videos, exercises, ideas and collections of topics, online, as a print and in videos. The overview opposite/below is updated regularly.
The majority of the application-related videos are embedded in special collections on specific playing technique topics (so far: approx. 220 videos). These cover the topics comprehensively and go far beyond the mere application of the attachment: they show how to use it specifically. A large number of videos on attaching, cleaning as well as on the basic application of the ResoundingFingerboard can be accessed in the presentation >> ResoundingFingerboard >>. The >>publications<< also provide access to topic-related videos, e.g. on how best to use the fingerboard attachment in concrete exercises for arm vibrato or for coordination purposes.
If the attachment doesn't adhere although you do everything the way it is supposed to work, we called that the Bad-Fingerbord-Day. You can find out what you can do when nothing works by visiting the instruction of the >>Bad-Fingerboard-Day-Solution<<. Interesting are also the possible reasons why the attachment sometimes holds worse.