Well, I'm trying to make practising chromatically a large part of my routines, at the moment I use my first finger only - I start off on the G string and play each note (and treat it as a shift to!)
So essentially, I play G -> G# -> A -> A# bla bla bla. But I treat it as a shift (I make my thumb and finger loose then move up and reapply again I try speed up a little bit each round)
But I am having a few concerns, while this has helped my shifting immensely, I want my other fingers to gain the benefits! I feel it in my index finger, while the rest of my fingers are feeling left out and cold.
I thought of playing chromatic scales more 'robotically' to compensate for this.
I guess I mean - play them in my choice of position, then the first finger does the first two notes. So again if I am on first position while playing on G string, I let my Finger 1 do G# then A, finger 2 A# and B, finger 3 C and C# finger 4 D and D# and so forth, until I end up playing on the E string basicly, then repeat it back descending till I am where I started at.
I want all my fingers to benefit from this as I think this is a well needed field to practise in, instead of just major scales and arpeggios.
(I don't know what grade I am - all that I am just near the end of playing C major 2 octave scale and arpeggio comfortably in 1st 2nd and 3rd pos ascending and descending (So I'm new to those new position shifts)... I just haven't been graded yet)
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