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How to know which string to use
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shinpi
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March 4, 2017 - 8:40 am
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Hi this has been bothering me for a while now. How do I know which string to use when playing high notes like the 4th, 5th, 6th note and so on.

Like for example, Vivaldi's Four Seasons - Winter has a lot of high notes but I don't see any violinist on youtube using E string all the time on every high notes.

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Fiddlerman
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March 8, 2017 - 12:03 pm
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It's kind of complicated. You stay up in positions when it's practical and you shift when that is better. You base shifts on what you want to achieve. Often a skilled player will shift or stay dependent on what works best musically as well as technically. Experimenting is a good way to determine which is best. 🙂
Post some specific parts of a sheet music and I'll give you my advice for that section.

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