Category: Technical Exercises

4th Finger Exercises

Flex your pinky with this set of 4th finger exercises! Make sure it lands perfectly in tune every time, don’t let the other fingers lead you astray … naughty things!

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4th Finger Workouts

Time for some pinky power! Get your 4th finger in tip-top shape - strong and sturdy, supple and sprightly - with this super set of workouts!

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A Game of Two Halves

Who will win in this game of two halves … the lower half or the upper half of the bow?! Each half is competing to be the most exact and the most pleasing to the ear!

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Opposites Attract

Are you a major or a minor? A perfect or an augmented? Find out if opposites really do attract in this excellent exercise … a great way to improve your intonation!

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Rumbangolicious Arpeggios

Get ready to play the Rumbango by practising these rumbangolicious arpeggio exercises. Feel the groove of the syncopated rhythms and irregular beats!

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Study in A major

This study is jam-packed full of violinistic nutrients … scales, arpeggios and lots of string crossings! And, there are 72 bowing and rhythm patterns to choose from!

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Second Opinions

It’s always worth getting a second opinions! Hopefully, 2nd position doesn’t disagree with 1st position too much! The aim of these exercises is to achieve consensus!

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Second to None

Make 2nd position a winning position with this series of broken chord exercises in C, F, and Bb major. Every note needs to be in tune to win the trophy! Good luck!

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Wait a Second

Wait a second, take a moment, and make sure you’ve got the right fingers on the right notes in these soothing 2nd position exercises. Time well spent … every second!

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Creeping Up

Creep up the chromatic scale and watch out as the note patterns change from one bar to the next! The more careful you are, the less likely you’ll be to get caught!

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Creepy Crawlies

The creepy crawlies crawl creepily up and down the chromatic scale in a hairy series of semitones! Don’t worry … semitones don’t bite … unless they are out of tune!

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Next Level

Go to the Next Level as you play a series of eight different arpeggio patterns in A major and A minor, starting with one octave … then two … then three!

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Highs and Lows

Each finger experiences the highs and lows of first position in this super-useful exercise! Listen really carefully to make sure you don’t go too high, or too low!

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Holding Patterns

Practise lots and lots of different combinations of tones (whole steps) and semitones (half steps) to create some fabulously evocative patterns!

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The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog

Juuuuuuump! You’ll need really agile, accurate shifting and string crossing for this exercise. If you miss, the Lazy Dog could very quickly become an Angry Dog!

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Double Takes

There’s lots and lots of double stopping in lots and lots of different keys in these exercises … so much so, you’ll probably need to do a few double takes!

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Make Shift

Make sure there’s nothing makeshift about the way you make shifts! Glide smoothly between 1st and 3rd position on each string, landing perfectly in tune every time!

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Chasing Your Tail

Chase your tail around the scale patterns, up and down in major and minor keys and on all four strings. Keep chasing and, sooner or later, you’ll catch it!

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Scale Drills - G, A, B, C, D major

Drill those scales with these punishing exercises! Get the metronome going and then lift and drop the fingers with energy and precision of timing and tuning.

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Through the Gears

Move through the gears as you shift up and up and up on each string, from 1st position through to 6th!

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Study No. 18 - Grünwald

Adolf Grünwald’s scale-based Study No. 18 in D major is a great workout for the fingers, helping to develop dexterity of movement and accuracy of placement.

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The Bureau of B-flat major

Greetings! A warm welcome to The Bureau of B-flat major … a key department of major importance in which everything operates perfectly efficiently! Honest!!

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Excursions in E-flat major

Time to go on some enlivening excursions in the key of Eb major. Practise the different note and bowing patterns to become familiar with the 1 octave Eb major scale.

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Chromatics on One String

Move up and down in half steps (semitones) on each string to play part of the chromatic scale. Making sure everything is nice and smooth and nicely in tune!

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Chromatic Scales - D, A, G - 1 Octave

Leap acrobatically up and down the chromatic scale, checking each note in relation to the open string to make sure you are jumping exactly the right distance!

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