I have been in charge of teaching my high school's beginning orchestra students (only five people). They have been progressing very quickly, for the most part. However, They have had some issues with fourth finger, and I am looking for new methods to teach it better.
The violinists know it, but two of them don't like to use fourth finger too often. The other violinist tends to use fourth finger, but forgets that the following note in the scale is not open. Meanwhile, two viola players have extremely tiny hands. When they reach to play with their fourth finger, they complain that its really painful.
How should I go about helping them with this?
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