I'm a 41 Y.O. adult and have been playing for about 18 months. I work twice a week with a teacher that I really enjoy. During our last two lessons we've began to introduce shifting. My teacher is not a Suzuki teacher but she does really like the Suzuki position Etudes book & that's what we're using. I also have a pretty decent library to draw from including most of the books found in the wonderful recommendations on this site.
While the books have an inordinate amount of great information about shifting technique, what I am struggling to find (including searching here) is something that tells me how to keep all of the notes straight (memorized, related, whatever) as I move into second and third positions. I talked to my teacher about this but I'm still a little confused so thought I'd seek some guidance here.
Playing 'patterns' (as opposed to seeing a note, recognizing fingering & placing finger) in 2nd so far seems fairly easy but I'm thinking ahead (maybe too far :) ) to when I actually have to look at a piece of music and now first finger that was one note on the staff is now a different note. As I think about this even for just 2nd & 3rd positions near term it seems somewhat overwhelming..
I guess I'm just looking for some pearls of wisdom about how these 'new' fingerings are actually learned / absorbed.. I don't know that there's one 'best' way but given that I'm so late in beginning I always strive to try to learn / practice / etc as efficiently as possible..
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