I can find a lot of information on shifting and I'm getting pretty good at it, even to the less-comfortable positions (I find the 2nd the hardest as there are no physical signposts to tell you when you are there - but now I rely on the note and instinct and that seems to work the best.
But this is not about shifting per se but about achieving rapid shifts - about which I can find very little. If I use only the method that I have been taught - maintaining hand shape and light string contact I still end up with a noticeable delay between the last and first notes in the two positions - the perfect scale eludes me. I thought about this and realized that if I flex my wrist in the direction of the shift before the fingers move - hand extension (backward) on the way up and flexion (forwards) on the way down it is already in place for the new finger position.
I looked for videos on this on the web and while the discussion was solely on the finger actions I noticed that there was a hint of this action as the instructor shifted - in particular when he was freely demonstrating.
I've fooled around with this and it seems logical - but at this stage I don't want to introduce an error that is going to come back and bite me so I was looking for a bit of input...
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