In this video lesson, Instructor Todd Ehle lectures on Relaxation and Balance methods. These motions are natural and will help free you from tension. Very small amounts of the motion described here can be added to your playing, but Instructor Todd Ehle suggests to not play like this all of the time. It is too much motion and will distract the audience. Also, any violin motion from left to right must come from the hips so the violin and bow relationship does not change.
In this course, Violin instructor Todd Ehle gives 56 video lessons for beginners learning to play the Violin. Some of the topics covered in this course include: Detache' Bowing, Tone Production Techniques, The Hold and Placement of the instrument, String Crossing, Straight Bowing, Balance Point and Lifting the Bow, Tone Production Techniques, Relaxation and Balance, Playing in Tune, Bouncing Strokes, Ear Training Exercises, Ascending Shifts, Double-Stops, Octaves, Sautille' Bowing, Harmonics and many more.