My little finger gives me problems :
A. It sometimes drags across the other strings when coming down the scale because I do not lift it high enough. eg. in the third position, first finger on A of the E string, trying to play the G on the A string with the little finger...worse when trying to do it in one slow bow stroke. (The problem is not just on the E to A string but it is worse on those two strings.)
B. It sometimes drops below the fingerboard/neck when changing position on the E string. Again this is because I am not holding it high enough !
C. It is almost useless for vibrato unless I reinforce it with the third finger.
1. Is it acceptable to change the fingering of a piece so you avoid using the little finger for vibrato ?
2. Do violinists change the fingering of a piece to suit their own playing for any reason ?
3. Any suggestions to train the little finger to stay raised until needed ? I have tried everything I can think of but I am not solving this problem.
NOTE : How do I edit the incorrect spelling in the title ?
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