# Same-finger Shifts Same-finger shifts are both a type of shift and an important foundation for other shifts. For now, we will practice all four basic steps of shifting on one bow. [[202401291446 four-basic-steps-of-shifting]] Later, we will look at different bowings for shifting. The following example notates how to apply the four basic steps of shifting to a same-finger shift: ![[same-finger-one-bow.png]] These steps should be followed whether for small or large shifts: ![[same-finger-one-bow-small-shift.png]] or ![[same-finger-one-bow-large-shift.png]]