[Video] Left Hand Technique in String Crossings | Violin Lounge TV #253
In this video I explain how you combine your bowing technique with your left hand technique in string crossings and how your fingers can prepare for the coming note.
Preparing your fingers helps you to make smooth string crossings and allows you to play with more speed.
This video is specifically about the left hand technique in string crossings on the violin. If you’re looking for general videos about string crossings, please watch these:
- How to Smoothly Switch between Strings with your Violin Bow?
- How to Cross Strings without Noise
- How to Move your Left Arm when Crossing Strings | Violin Lounge TV #228
In the video I show how you can prepare your fingers for the next note, while playing the previous note. When you perform the string crossing with your bow (right hand technique), you already have your finger on the right spot.
Have you experimented with preparing your fingers for string crossings? Did it help you to cross strings smoothly or to gain more speed and fluency in your playing in general? Let me know in the comments below!
PS: Do you have questions or struggles on violin or viola playing? Post a comment below or send an e-mail to email@example.com and I might dedicate a Violin Lounge TV episode to answering your question!