To clarify: does anyone move around the finger board by the fingers acting like spider legs and pulling the hand into a new position?
I noticed I could do this when running down a four-finger scale (for simplicity at the nut) from the E string, after the fourth finger struck it could actually help in subtly assisting the hand to go over the fingerboard. Likewise, when doing a scale up the string the fingers can be engaged actively to help move the hand up.
Or maybe I've discovered the obvious! (typical, last to know...)
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