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    William Bickerstaff
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    #12583 Reply

    William Bickerstaff
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    I could sure use some pointers on this. I realize it’s just an etude.

    #12597 Reply

    William Bickerstaff
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    again

    #12618 Reply

    Erin Garlock
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    Consistent in both up and down shifts. Tonally consistent as well. Slight favor to flat on the shifts. Third finger B seems a bit flat – my teacher has had me play the 4th finger in tune and then push the third finger up behind it so I can hear the in-tune 3rd with the correct position (for me it’s usually the 3rd position F# behind the G).. The A at 1:45 after a moment had a nice resonation with the open A (I noticed it again at 0:36 on a second listen)

    #12619 Reply

    William Bickerstaff
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    Thanks Erin, I try that 4th finger with the 3rd pushed in behind it.

    #12620 Reply

    Joanna Johnson
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    Hi Will,

    It seems you are doing well shifting to the correct pitch. Your thumb also looks like it is moving properly with your hand. You want to make sure that your thumb always moves with your hand as one unit. Also watch that your hand position stays the same as you shift. It looks like it is bending at the joint that connects your finger to your hand. Sometimes that is where your hand position changes when you shift. Keep that part of your hand straight as you shift. I noticed your hand changes shape a little once you put your 4th finger down (You start to turn your hand more towards the fingerboard). Try to keep your hand turned towards the fingerboard no matter which finger you are playing and your hand in the same position for each finger. Then try to keep your pinkey bent and right on its tip when it goes on the fingerboard. You want your hand to be in good position for the pinkey no matter what finger you are using so that you can use your pinkey at any time. Hopefully these tips make sense. Let me know if you have any questions! Your left hand is in pretty good position already. These are just picky little tips that can make it even better.

    Joanna

    #12621 Reply

    William Bickerstaff
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    Thanks Joanna… Picky is good. Whatever it takes to improve.

    #12622 Reply

    William Bickerstaff
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    I see it… I turn my left hand into the fingerboard when I am using the 4th finger and when done, go back into the original position.

    #12735 Reply

    Joanna Johnson
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    Yes. Try to keep your hand in the same position that you use for 4th finger for all your other fingers. 🙂

    #13192 Reply

    William Bickerstaff
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    I think I’ve got it… at least when I think about it… so I’ll think about it until I no longer have to think and it is automatic

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