inner violin and fingers

The musician’s fingers just sculpt the sound material of the internal vibration spreading from the air column, and the tongue of the wind player refines this speech through articulation.

(…) fingers transmit the expression of what is decided elsewhere, and the difficulty in developing a gesture is more often due to the confusion of a mental image than to a mechanical inability.

Dominique Hoppenot, Le violon intérieur
(translated by Guy Robert)

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