Just a few more technical questions:
1. Since the pinky isn't very prominent on the left hand, is there a way to stow it or hang it or position it so it doesn't cause tension. I was doing the 2.2 exercise and found, and have always found my pinky causes unnecessary tension at high speeds.
2. Any advice on getting that extra ounce of speed? I know you always emphasize to take things slower and do things right, which I agree will make you faster and better in the end, but do you have any other advice? Any practice techniques, relaxing techniques, equipment tips etc.
3. Does the right hand always stay in the arched wrist position, and does a full rest stroke always get completed even at ripping fast speeds? Let's say I'm doing ex. 2.2, going at 16th notes with a quarter note tempo marked at 175. Will my mechanics change in any way whatsoever, or be adjusted in any nominal way?