A couple weeks ago, my orchestra instructor at school gave us Brahms' First Symphony, Movement Four. If you search "JW Pepper Brahms First Symphony Movement Four Leidig" it will be the first one. It goes all the way up to a high A. I've never had to go higher than an F in 5th position on the E string. I don't know how to put my left hand all the way up to a high A in 7th position. I've tried watching videos on YouTube and when I try to imitate them, it feels weird and uncomfortable. Am I just doing it wrong or does my hand just have to get used to the awkward feeling of reaching around/over the body of the violin? Or might it be because my left hand and wrist are pretty inflexible?
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