I will just re-post what I posted at the end of FAIL VLOG I as I'd like to know what others have to suggest:
I am a lot more confident than I was when I first started 6 weeks ago already, my violin never slips away! My shifts are always ok up to 7th position, it's only if I go higher that I need more experience/confidence definitely! especially if I do 3 octave scales, when I do them higher than D I am insecure in the last higher octave where I have to take my thumb OFF the neck and bring it to the side of the fingerboard if I have to keep all my fingers down, if I do this then I have to raise my shoulder and rest the violin on the shoulder just for the final 4 notes of the last octave, the only way NOT to raise my shoulder and not to take the thumb off the neck and to the side of the fingerboard is to raise my 2nd and 3rd finger off the fingerboard.
Generally I would never raise my shoulder when playing with no rest but I don't know how to handle the above as what do I do in future if I have to play a fast piece with those notes required? if I take my fingers off I might risk incorrect intonation, so what do I do? take my fingers off and play out of tune? or keep fingers on, raise my shoulder and get thumb to the side of the fingerboard all for just a few seconds?
just to explain it again: I CAN keep my thumb UNDER the neck of violin and reach with my little finger all the way to the end of the fingerboard, my finger-span is NOT small, but what I CANNOT do is keep ALL my fingers down (1st/2nd/3rd AND 4th) at the very end of my 3 octave scale when I do my last few notes, in here either I just keep my 1st finger down and for the other fingers I play them one by one lifting each one as I go along and keep my thumb under the neck OR if I have to keep each finger down without lifting them, then I HAVE to take the thumb OFF AND AWAY from under the neck and ROUND TO THE SIDE of the fingerboard.
Hope I have explained that well LOL
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