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Dianne
Hi Beth, In m.66 of the Vibrato Graduation piece, would the logical place be to shift down from 4th position to 1st be on the C natural? It wasn't marked. Thx.
Dianne
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Posted: February 6, 2019
Last Comment: February 7, 2019
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Dianne
Posted: February 7, 2019
I was doing finger substitutions and not shifts for some reason. So weird! LOL! Thank you!

Beth Blackerby
Posted: February 7, 2019
Dianne, I apologize that the fingerings are confusing. There is no position higher than 4th.

So 4th position in two places: mm. 17-20, mm. 125-128. 

There's one 2nd position place:  mm. 64-66

 Everything else is in 1st or 3rd. So where you're interpreting 5th position, it should be 1st. And where you're interpreting 7th position, it should be in 3rd.

David Rowland
Posted: February 7, 2019
Hey Dianne great news. I've found the sound. Would tell my wife but she's still heavily sedated from the constant vibrato buzzing coming from the music room all day. Thought I needed to slow down and count  4 vibrato movements for each click at metronome 70. I then looked up some arm vibrato videos on Youtube and found one by Nat who gave a good explanation of arm vibrato and said you needed 4 vibrato movements per click at metronome 90 to get a true vibrato sound. Tried this and although I can only do this speed reliably with my first and second fingers it sounded like a proper vibrato. Will send a video when I've brought my 3rd and 4th fingers up to speed. Interested to hear what people think. They will probably say it is too fast and that my wrist and arm don't move enough. Never mind at least for tonight I have given my ego a big boost thinking that there is at last light at the end of the tunnel. Let's hope I can reproduce the sound tomorrow.

Dianne
Posted: February 6, 2019
4th Fingers
Thank you, Beth. Sorry to bother you again, but are meant to stay in 5th position from m.96-108? There are some 4th fingers in there on the G & D that are pretty challenging in 5th position. If that is what you intended, I will definitely work on it!

Beth Blackerby
Posted: February 6, 2019
I meant to use the A (open A) as the time to shift to 1st. Thanks.