Limited practice today. In addition to scales, I just hit the etude – last two lines focusing on the two descending scales/modes (I(C)–>III(C) and (I)D-II(D)) trying to do it smoothly with decent bow strokes – also focused on right hand angle.
Also, spent some time trying to find my balance point with my left elbow. Not really knowing what to look for. Doesn’t this means the elbow should always be as low as possible while keeping a straight line with my left arm? As far as feeling goes, not sure what I should feel. No one position seems that much better than the other. Holding it too low actually hurts my back. However there’s a wide range of positions that seem to feel OK.