I have not been able to get a lesson for some time now, so I can't really ask my teacher. I am trying to work up some exercises (Scales and Arpegios) in thumb position. In studying on here and other forums, shifting seems to be the key to a lot of this instrument, both upper and lower registers. I have got (or am getting) down poitions for C, G, F, and Bb. How do you guys play D or Eb (as well as any other 'non-open') scales in TP? My fingering i started using is as follows: D string - Thumb on the D octave, E - 1, F# -2, G - 3, shift both string and position to the G string and play A - T, B - 1, C# - 2, D - 3. Kind of a tetra chord pattern of fingering. I do the same for the Eb scale. Is this acceptable, and/or correct? What should I be doing? Also, what about say Ab, F#, B, Db, and any other closed fingered scales? Both major and minor, as well as blues scales (as I know them E for example E, G, A, Bb, B, D, E). Help is very much appreciated!