Hi y'all! Long time no see, huh?
Anyway, I've been trying to get hold of a viola I can use out here in Taiwan and am finding it WAY too expensive, so may not be able to carry on until I get home, but I did have an interesting experience in a string shop a few weeks ago. The guy who saw to me was a violist and he corrected my fingering from the usual fingertips down on the string that we're used to, to having my fingers flat and the pad down on the strong. Anyone come across this type of fingering before? Is it normal for Easterners to use this type?
My former teacher would have had 12 shades of a fit had she seen that! There's no way I'm going to use it (although one could indeed have nails with this type of fingering!!!), but I'm interested in what folk here think.