I've been practicing slurred bows in 1/8th notes on cello for Pachelbel's canon, and there are many places where there is a string crossing in one bow either from fourth finger on the D string to the open A string or the other way around. Every time I cross strings this way, I can't help but produce harmonics from my pinky barely touching the A string or D string while going to the next note.
Is there a way for that not to happen? I'm always confused with those kind of problems on the cello as I also play violin, and never encountered this type of problem. One thing my teacher mentioned a while ago was to pre-place the fourth finger while still playing the open A string so that it doesn't touch the A string at all, like as if playing a chord, but I just can't make it work :/
Thanks in advance!