# New-finger In a new-finger shift, the intermediary note is the note where your new-finger will be in the old position. In the following example, the intermediary note is D in the first measure and E in the second measure. ![[new-finger-shift-example.png]] > [!note] > Stylistically, downward new-finger shifts should generally be avoided. But, it is important to understand how they work for the occasions they are used.