# Building Blocks of Shifting Hub Mastering the mechanics of shifting ensures ease of movement and consistency of intonation. The technique varies for different kinds of shifts. Here we will examine the foundations of shifting: the four basic steps of shifting, the same-finger shift, the extension-shift, and the contraction-shift. - [[202401291446 four-basic-steps-of-shifting|Four Basic Steps of Shifting]] - [[202401291447 same-finger-shifts|Same-finger Shifts]] - [[202401291448 extension-shift|Extension-shifts]] - [[202401291449 contraction-shift|Contraction-shifts]]