Topic: Scales

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January 25, 2023
Rhythmic Scale Passages - Hofmann

This study has oodles and oodles of scales, noodling up and down, up and down! So many scales! It’s also a delightful little duet, making scale practice more fun!

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January 25, 2023
Perpetuum Mobile - Schmidt

Practise the perpetual motion of your fingers - lifting and dropping with speed, dexterity, evenness and accuracy! - in this chirpy Perpetuum Mobile by Ernst Schmidt.

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January 25, 2023
Minor Incidents

Nothing to see here … move along folks! Use these exercises to resolve any minor incidents that may occur when playing harmonic minor scales and arpeggios!

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January 25, 2023
Rigaudon

A jaunty Baroque dance for two! This famous tune by English composer Henry Purcell will have your fingers springing sprightly up and down the G major scale!

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January 25, 2023
Cheeky Scales

These cheeky little monkeys will help you practise the hooked bowing technique ... G major scales in two octaves, but with some cheeky little chromatic twists!

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January 25, 2023
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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January 25, 2023
Scales and Arpeggios in 2nd Position

2nd position is the friendly neighbour of 1st position … why not pop over for a chat and a cup of tea with these one octave scales and arpeggios in C, F, and Bb major!

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January 25, 2023
Study No. 31 - Grünwald

Adolf Grünwald’s Study No. 31 is a scale workout and a half in Eb major. There are lots of accidentals so make sure you know if you are whole stepping or half stepping!

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January 25, 2023
Nancy

Nancy by the Prince of Pipers, Tom Clough, could either depict his first wife tripping up and down the stairs, his squeaky wheelbarrow, or his favourite sheep!!

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January 25, 2023
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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January 25, 2023
The Bee's Knees!

Bzzzzzzz! Practizzzzze thezzzzze exercizzzzes and your B major and E major 1 octave arpeggiozzzzzz in 1st pozzzzition will be the bee’zzzzzz kneezzzzzz!!

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January 25, 2023
Finger Pattern 1

In Finger Pattern 1, there's a WHOLE step between your 1st and 2nd fingers, a HALF step between your second and third fingers, and a WHOLE step between your 3rd and 4th fingers.

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January 25, 2023
I am the Captain of a Pirate Ship

A fun duet based on the D major scale.

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November 8, 2022
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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May 27, 2022
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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May 5, 2022
Perpetuum Mobile - Schmidt

Practise the perpetual motion of your fingers - lifting and dropping with speed, dexterity, evenness and accuracy! - in this chirpy Perpetuum Mobile by Ernst Schmidt.

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