Category: Overcoming Obstacles

Fiddle Support Strap

If you read my post back in December, Tilting My Fiddle, you know that by a lot of experimentation with different chinrests and shoulder rest adjustments, I have positioned my fiddle so it is much more comfortable to play. Not…

Tilting My Fiddle

My original title for this blog post was Tilting My Fiddle for Better Left Arm Position, Creating Less Upper Arm Tension, Allowing My Fingers to Better Cover the Strings, and Not Feel Pain in My Neck, but I thought it…

Baoding Balls

Yesterday, I wrote a blog entry about Hand Cramping. In the comments section, one of my readers, Stewart Holder, mentioned he has been using Baoding Balls to recover from hand cramps for over 20 years. Since I have never heard…

Hand Cramping

The Good News: I am back to practicing every day! The Bad News: I am experiencing a lot of hand cramping when practicing! Hand cramping is caused by muscle spasms, which is uncontrollable or involuntary muscle contraction. These spasms or…