So I decided to learn La Campanella 3rd movement violin just for the heck of it and I got to this part: You’re supposed to play ninths with your 2nd and 4th fingers. How is this even possible? It’s hard enough to play ninths with 1st and 4th fingers. Do people really play this? Any advice on how to tackle this? Should I go into higher positions? Should I just keep practicing doing an ultra stretch? Anyone had to deal with this? Thanks
Because it's high(ish), it can be stretched in an extended 3rd position. I could manage it and I don't have big hands. The only thing I would question is the 2 on the C. Since you already have 2 on the Eb (before and after the C), I would put 3 on the C.