Stretch Shifting

Stretch Shifting

Notice how Justine stretches the 3rd finger from 3rd position up to 4th position and how the hand follows.

The majority of technical shifts involve the whole hand moving as a unit. However just as we sometimes contract the hand, we also can let the finger lead the hand and stretch to a new position. Galamian calls this the retarded shift.


Resources - Bibliography
- for Principles of Violin Playing and Teaching by Galamian, p.25

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