Do you use Finger Patterns? They're a really useful way of thinking about where to put your fingers on the violin.
Why are they so useful?
Well, if you know which finger pattern you need for a particular key, you don't need to worry about remembering each interval. You just remember the shape of the hand instead!
Here's Finger Pattern 1 ... this pattern is a good place for beginners to start, because it's the pattern we use for the G, D and A Major scales in first position.
You'll need these distances between the fingers:
Here's a visual image of Finger Pattern 1, from ViolinSchool's Course B:
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