Category: Scales & Arpeggios

Scales

F Major 1 Octave

Here's the scale of F Major in one octave. Listen, sing, then play along with the track until you know the pattern from memory!

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C Major 1 Octave

Here's the scale of C Major in one octave. Listen, sing, then play along with the track until you know the pattern from memory!

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G Harmonic Minor 1 Octave

Here's the scale of G Harmonic Minor in one octave. Listen, sing, then play along with the track until you know the pattern from memory!

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A Major 1 Octave

Here's the scale of A Major in one octave. Listen, sing, then play along with the track until you know the pattern from memory!

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D Major 1 Octave

Here's the scale of D Major in one octave. Listen, sing, then play along with the track until you know the pattern from memory!

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G Major 1 Octave

Here's the scale of G Major in one octave. Listen, sing, then play along with the track until you know the pattern from memory!

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Democratic Chromatics

Time to Cast Your Note! Move smoothly up and down in half steps (semitones) on each finger and on each string. Remember … Every Note Counts!

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Aerobatic Chromatics

Perform graceful aerobatic manoeuvres as you glide up and down the chromatic scale on each string … try to avoid any turbulence when doing the string crossings!

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Acrobatic Chromatics

Jump from the open string to the notes of the chromatic scale with grace, agility and precision! Listen carefully to the intervals as they expand and contract.

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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. Here’s our best effort, taken from the ViolinSchool Glossary:  Music – That which contains elements of pitch and/or rhythm and/or timbre, perceivable in some way, and in some way […]

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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 key of your choice. The 3rd and 4th fingers of the left hand benefit particularly strongly ... once you get the muscles moving, you'll feel […]

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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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