|Left hand as the basis for pulse and rhythm on the violin||00h:00m:03s|
|Positioning of the fingers on the fingerboard changes depending on the register being played||00h:00m:28s|
|Fingers should feel the fingerboard through the string||00h:00m:49s|
|Importance of playing scales daily to improve strength and accuracy of left hand fingering||00h:01m:17s|
Former San Francisco Symphony violinist Zoya Leybin discusses points related to proper left hand finger position for violinists
Zoya Leybin was a first violinist with the San Francisco Symphony. Ms. Leybin was born into a Jewish family in Riga, Latvia, part of the former Soviet Union. At the age of five and a half, Leybin began studying the violin, eventually studying under David Oistrakh and Yanke Levich at the Moscow Conservatory. For religious, human and artist freedom, Ms. Leybing immigrated briefly to Italy, then to Canada and finally to the U.S. when she joined the Denver Symphony. Two years later, she joined the San Francisco Symphony. She regularly coaches at the New World Symphony.