Here’s a little lesson on a big technique that I call “little lift.” In a nutshell, don’t lift your fingers too high when changing positions. Train them to hover above the strings. This allows you to play faster and with more ease.
Most students lift their fingers too high. This is inefficient and will make your tuning more imprecise as well as slow you down. Get comfortable with this position and take a moment to pause the video and practice silently fingering notes.
This is a meditative practice to help you become more aware of your left-hand fingers. Try to only lift them a millimeter above the strings. Practice this without bowing or making sounds. Then try with plucking.
Also try the “Anti-Death-Grip”. That is, try not to clamp your fingers down so hard that they turn white. You can finger the notes with a lot less pressure than you think…
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