All alliteration aside, I'm sure it's possible for those of us with abbreviated appendages to develop a vivacious vibrato, but frankly I'm flummoxed. :)
Admittedly, this may actually have nothing to do with hand size, or finger length, or the price of tea in China, but everything to do with David doing something wrong, and blaming genetics. :p)
Basically, in an attempt to maintain accurate intonation and speed, I have adopted a hand frame that is more parallel to the fingerboard than universally accepted, with knuckles high and distal digits a bit more vertical than usual. Unfortunately this makes the vibrato movement more sideways, instead of just the opening and closing of the finger joints. I find that in order to produce an acceptable vibrato, I must adjust the hand's position, but this seems like wasted energy and not conducive to the smooth flow of music. How to approach the left hand so that it's in the right frame for accurate intonation but able to perform vibrato at any moment?
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