Category: Scales & Arpeggios

Scales

G Harmonic Minor Scale

In the G minor scale, we use Finger Pattern 2 on the G string, then Finger Pattern 1 on the D string, but with the 1st finger extended back.

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Climbing The Scale (G, D, A)

Check your hand shape before you start! These finger patterns will help you develop your left hand technique and make your fingers fast and strong!

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G Major Scale (1 Octave) - Separate & Slurred - Digital Notation

The first digital notation is now being added to our scales pages. Here's G Major in 1 Octave (separate and slurred bowings) ... click the image to listen and play with the music!

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Scale Acceleration Exercises

These new Scale Acceleration Exercises from Online Beginner Course A will help you to drill in your scale patterns in G, D and A major. Repeat each scale with increasingly short note values, until you can repeat the finger placements accurately at high speed!

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G Minor Arpeggio Exercises - 1st Position

1st Position G Minor Arpeggio exercises featuring different note patterns, rhythms, bowings and articulations. Click here to download it!

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Rhythm Practice: Beats Me!

Let's practice clapping some rhythms together! Click here to download it! Beats Me!  What is music? It’s a surprisingly difficult question to answer! … hard to come up with a satisfactory definition. […]

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G Major Arpeggio Exercises - 1st Position

Arpeggio-based note patterns, rhythms, bowings, techniques, and articulation exercises in 1st position G major. Click here to download it!

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Double Stopping in Sixths – Exercises

These exercises are brilliant for practising double-stopped sixths! Great for intonation work and for developing a really solid left hand. Who doesn’t want a solid left hand?! 🙂

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G, D, & A Major – Scales and Arpeggios (one octave)

G, D, and A are the most common keys in violin music, so it's worth getting to know them so well that they feel like old friends! 🙂

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Two-Finger Scales

Our awesome Two-Finger Scales provide a serious workout for your left hand! Each of these super-shifting-scales will help you get your left hand moving smoothly between different positions - in the […]

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Violin Finger Charts

Violin finger charts are a quick, visual way for beginner violinists to understand the geography of the violin fingerboard. Learn how to use them, and how to create your own.

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The Circle of Fifths

The circle of fifths is a mathematical musical theory tool. It explores the relationships between musical intervals, based on discoveries made by the mathematician Pythagoras two and a half thousand years ago.

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How To Practise Scales

How to Practise Scales - useful tips, strategies and advice that will help you to increase the effectiveness of your scale and arpeggio practice on the violin!

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G Major

How to play a G major scale on the violin. Use our free video guide, fingering guide, visual grid guide, and sheet music to master the G major scale!

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Why Play Scales?

We talk about playing scales all the time, but we rarely hear the reason why. Visit here to find out why we should play scales & why they are so important.

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