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The Wonder Thumb Left hand teaching aid

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The WonderThumb is an aid to attaining a relaxed and functional left hand position for violin.

Do you, your child or your students suffer from a collapsing left hand position that is filled with tension from gripping the neck of the violin or viola.  Then the wonder thumb can help.

While the left hand’s thumb is not used in the same way as the fingers to play violin and viola, teachers know that its position and movements are absolutely an active component of achieving good intonation, tone production, vibrato, and shifting! Many students struggle early on, not only with proper hand position and movement, but with clenching the neck of the instrument or tightening the hand. Poor thumb placement and hand tension (creating the infamous V-shape with the thumb while clenching the neck) choke out proper tone, inhibit intonation, make natural shifting and vibrato impossible, and simply make playing less comfortable. Pedagogy experts agree that the left hand also plays a part in supporting the weight of the instrument, but learning this limited role without developing bad habits can be a struggle - until now!

The WonderThumb, like a warm hug for your thumb and a saddle for the instrument’s neck, not only encourages proper thumb position, but helps to support the instrument and opens the hand for secure relaxation. By simply wearing it, the player avoids several bad habits and becomes familiar with the sensation of proper hand posture, smooth shifting between the first three positions, and the freedom of a relaxed left hand. With five sizes available, it is suitable for beginners of any age or even intermediate and returning players needing left hand rehabilitation. It is a perfect companion to shifting and vibrato exercises as well as left hand dexterity etudes, beginning scales, and arpeggios. Support good posture, habits, and relaxation with the WonderThumb!

The Wonderthumb slides on to the thumb and transfers the support of the neck of the violin directly down to the base of the hand. This eliminates the possibility of the violin slipping down.
 
No need to squeeze your hand to prevent the violin from sliding down the thumb. The hand is now allowed to RELAX.
 
By keeping the neck of the instrument in correct position, the hand is then free to just finger the notes.
 
The thumb mounting allows for independent movement of the fingers, maximizing dexterity.

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