The sound they imagine

" ... many violinists struggle for years without ever approaching the sound they imagine."

"... it has been noted many times that the increase in overall coordination brought about by the (Alexander) Technique produces a definite improvement in tone quality..."

"... The Alexander Technique lays considerable emphasis on the freedom of the musculature of the neck. Many of the muscles attached to the head and neck act as an outspreading web of prongs to support the shoulder girdle. By the freeing of this muscle complex one achieves springing and support for the arms. Thus the intrinsic muscles of the arms are free for the finer adjustments needed in the production of good tone quality"

www.alexandertechnique.com/articles/violinist