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Sean
Hi Beth,

I'm currently doing the vibrato videos and I've done up until part 5: Adding the Bow, and I feel quite comfortable using the bow while keeping the vibrato "ping' at the same pace (with the wrist and arm).
So tonight I tried to move further, and I watched par 6: Next Level Exercises. But, I find that when I add pressure my knuckles tend to lock and there is little to no finger movement - it comes solely from the wrist. And when I tried to move my fingers so my knuckle is more square when I go higher and flatter when I go lower, it was like my wrist was doing nothing and that it was solely my fingers working. 
I'm not sure if it's because my fingers are almost... perpendicular (opposite of parallel?) to the fingerboard err what. And if there is ever some movement in the finger, it's from side-to-side with my wrist. So, do you have any advice?

P.S. If you think it would be more easier to spot a problem with a video, let me know because I realized this was hard to explain lol.
Sean
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Posted: September 9, 2011
Last Comment: September 10, 2011
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Beth Blackerby
Posted: September 10, 2011
Sean, it would be a big help if you posted a video.  At least I can see if you're on the right track. Some of these skills just take a good long while to develop. As long as your wrist and hand are moving freely, the fingers will eventually become more flexible.