In 'Basics,' vibrato is described as combining an active movement when the finger rolls to the higher pitch and a passive reaction when it falls to the lower pitch (Fischer calls it 'forward -forward -forward -forward'). I seem to have ended up doing it the other way round (pulling away, and as a reaction returning to the higher pitch, ie backward -backward - backward - backward). The reason is my teacher started me off on arm vibrato by practising hitting a balloon on a rubber band away from the back of my left hand. I always make the back move primary.
I now feel this has ended up with it being difficult to get the end joint of the finger standing upright at the highest pitch.
Should I practice to get it the other way round?
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