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Can Not Put My Finger(ing) On It !
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Oliver
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For some strange reason I find it difficult to go from B on the A string to an F on the E

with the first finger (all first position).  Maybe I'm old or something like that.

However, for the actual music involved I have been getting used to jumping into 2 nd position for the F (on A).  Is this going to be one of the "bad habits" I hear about ?

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Second Thoughts.      Maybe I should just play in 2 nd position and forget about it facepalm

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Oliver surley you don't have bad habits.confused

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May 10, 2012 - 10:51 pm
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If you need to go back and forth from those two notes very quickly Oliver, you could use the second finger on the B natural on the A-string and use the 1st on the F natural on the E-string instead of sliding the first finger back for the F-natural every time.

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OK.

However, I am getting to like the 2nd position as a way to also avoid open strings which I never like.

Is this a good strategy in favor of 2nd position ?  (and keeping me off the nut).

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@FM

You of course are correct about the fingering but I couldn't see the forest for the trees.

After an afternoon of trying second position however I have to say I like it.  Seems to work for me.

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