The harmonics are sounding better. I don’t press lightly on the string, I barely press at all. The harmonics are a little forgiving but not too much. If they sound awful, try checking that I’m not too flat.

The other difficulty is still there. About that, Dan recommended that I keep playing around with the figure and work out muscle memory and coordination. What he advised against is trying to burst through with pure determination. Technique needs to be adjusted.

The technique focused on staying light. There were several helping hints there. The first was to keep my foot on the floor and pushing upward. The second was to keep my elbow suspended for optimal choice – not floaty, but not dropping either. Also, focus on smaller movements to cross strings.