Violin Lesson – Advanced Approach To Violin Shifting – Part 1

Violin Lesson – Advanced Approach To Violin Shifting – Part 1

In this video, Prof. Fitzpatrick approaches shifting with very interesting and unique insights you may not hear often in regular violin instruction.

Be sure to post your comments, questions or requested on this video’s dedicated page below:

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  1. Dear Prof. Fitzpatrick,

    Thank you for this video (for me it was a new approach).
    The problem I have is that my fluent motion of my Left hand is disturbed
    when I have to turn my left hand for the high positions. I can move very
    freely into the lower positions but when I have to go to 6th position
    suddenly, I all of a sudden turn my left hand but it does not happen
    fluently, the thumb does not feel comfortable anymore. It helps when I
    press more with my head on the chinrest but I am told this is not good. In
    fact I should be able to play from low to high without shoulderrest and
    without pressing the chinrest, only when I go down, I can press a little
    bit with my chin to prevent my violin of going down with my left hand.

    What do you think?

  2. I loved this video, thank you so much! I loved the introductory and
    concluding music, so my only question is what was the title of that piece
    if you know? Thank you again.

  3. I’ve been playing violin four 6 years but haven’t played for about 3 years
    what level should i start at since I’m beginning to play again 

  4. Hello, dear violinists! I would like to share my experience with you. One
    day I accidentally stumbled on very interesting musician’s website. The
    author is Alexander Shonert. There, in section “Learn to play the violin”,
    I’ve found out, that he has developed a technique, called “The Shonert
    Technique”. Usually musicians follow some musical schools and copy their
    techniques. But Alexander developed his own method based on the traditional
    violin school. The specification of this method is learning how to fill and
    manage your body, especially how to manage your mind. I was also interested
    by the fact, that lessons can take place not only personally, but also on
    the Internet, in Skype. I’ve decided to try and signed up for a lesson. The
    result was simply amazing! After just couple of lessons my level went up
    very much! And most importantly, I really enjoyed the lesson process. In
    general, I recommend! Try it!

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