String Crossings at the Frog
So my teacher has assigned me Kreutzer 13, but played at the frog. Whenever I’ve been practicing it, the string crossings sound very crunched and rigid. Any advice or thoughts?
For those who do play mostly with a lowish elbow and a "cat's paw" hand:
I will have to experiment with that Buri. When I pulled the etude out, I couldn't figure out a way of doing it except with the wrist motion, but I noticed there was quite an active participation of the fingers; however, even like that, the string crossing still has a certain baseline clumsiness, so perhaps this is a chance for me to learn something new. I'm quite sure you can just about dispense with forearm participation, but I'm not sure you can totally do so with the wrist, however I think trying to reduce wrist movement is a good way of thinking about it. I will have to report back if I have some kind of personal insight!