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Lily Mo
I was wondering if there are any exercises in the video library about timing the release on the thumb and emphasizing the swing left of the arm prior to shifting up the fingerboard, and the same when releasing and swinging right before shifting down.  I tend to slide straight up and down the neck rather than  remembering to swing out prior.  I am struggling with it a bit.
Lily Mo
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Posted: April 12, 2013
Last Comment: April 19, 2013
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Lily Mo
Posted: April 19, 2013
thanks Beth.  off to put  exercise to use.

KarenJ
Posted: April 18, 2013
Thanks! I needed that.  Great video.

Beth Blackerby
Posted: April 18, 2013
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Here it is.

Lily Mo
Posted: April 15, 2013
Thanks Beth.  That is exactly what I was looking for as I knew I had to exaggerate the movement in practice so that I could make the smaller movement in playing more naturally.  The piece I am working on makes me shift to a harmonic so this exercise sounds perfect.

Beth Blackerby
Posted: April 13, 2013
Well, that would be an interesting solution to shifting, George ; )

george #
Posted: April 13, 2013

(...Beth, how much is a 1/2 size violin ?)      :o)))      ..can a guys' hand reach that far !!!

Beth Blackerby
Posted: April 12, 2013
Hi Lily, I have a good harmonic shifting exercise that I will make a video on. But essentially start in first position on any note (I usually have students use 3rd finger), release and soar straight up, swinging the elbow to the right and go for the highest E harmonic. (It's about a third of an inch from the edge of the fingerboard.) I'll make the video next week. I've been meaning to show you guys this exercise. It's one of my favorites.