Recently I've become interested in going "restless" on my violin because the tone sounds probably twenty-five percent better without the rest dampening it's resonance Surprisingly, I've really taken on to it and I can play most of what I usually play with a rest with ease, but it's just shifting up that gives me problems. I've heard that people mostly have a hard time shifting down but that comes naturally to me so I just want to know what can make shifting up on my instrument easier (ex: 3rd to 5th position). I've got a nag in my head saying to loosen my grip on my neck a little bit and that'll help but I'd like some more varied advice rather than solely my own thoughts.
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