To Shift or NOT to Shift: How to know when to change positions on the violin? | Violin Lounge TV #383
Here’s how to choose the best fingering for the music you play and choose exactly when to shift positions on the violin:
Here’s why and when you have to shift positions as a violinist:
#1 When you HAVE to
#2 When it sounds better
#3 When it’s handier or easier to use a certain fingering
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All music examples in this video are from the Meditation from Thaïs by Massenet.
Choosing your fingering as a violinist is very personal and part of interpretation
You’ll become better at it with more experience. The experience with solo pieces is different from the experience in an orchestra. Usually in an orchestra you’ll go for what’s handy. In a solo piece, you’ll choose based on expression.