So, I'm trying to put vibrato on my fourth finger in the cadenza for the first mvt. of the Beethoven (Kreisler), and the joint is so close to the end of my finger when it is stretched like that. Plus, arm vibrato is useless because all motion is stopped at the wrist(or hand or arm) where it touches the violin. My wrist is so stretched out (I have tiny hands) that I can't use wrist. And my finger doesn't move unless I tense it up...Oh I'm sidetracked. So I decided to use 3rd finger for the octaves instead, which opened everything up. My problem is that when I vibrate, my violin moves around with the vibrato. This, in turn, causes (?) the stick of my bow to connect with the string, perhaps because I play with such an angle on the bow hair. Suggestions?
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