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Another point is to play many of the Part I exercises in several/many different keys (rather than just all "in C"). This benefits both finger adeptness, and muscle memory of more keys. Also, playing sometimes staccato, sometimes legato, and with variations in emphasis. Forcibly converting some of the exercises to 3/4 rather than 4/4 is an ...


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This condition affects my middle fingers to some degree, and I've taught violin students who show it much more strongly. I've heard it described as being "double-jointed," but that's not a terribly useful term, and tends to describe unusually flexible joints rather than this "popping and locking." (The image on the Wikipedia page, though, ...


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