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1) Scales & Arpeggios
C-Scale (no sharps) - 2 Octaves C-Arpeggio (C, E, G)
G-Scale (F#) - 2 Octaves G-Arpeggio (G, B, D)
D-Scale (F#, C#) 2 Octave D-Arpeggio (D, F#, A)
A-Scale (F#, C#, G#) 2 Octave A-Arpeggio (A, C#, E)
E-Scale (F#, C#, G#, D#) 2 Octave E-Arpeggio (E, G#, B)
B-Scale (F#, C#, G#, D#, A#) 2 Octave B-Arpeggio (B, D#, F#)
F#-Scale (F#, C#, G#, D#, A#, E#) -2 Octaves F#-Arpeggio (F#, A#, C#)
*Gb-Scale (Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Cb)
Bb-Scale (Bb, Eb) - 1 Octaves Bb-Arpeggio (Bb, D, F)
Eb-Scale (Bb, Eb, Ab) - 2 Octaves Eb-Arpeggio (Eb, G, Bb)
Ab-Scale (Bb, Eb, Ab, Db) - 1 Octaves Ab-Arpeggio (Ab, C, Eb)
Db-Scale (Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb) - 2 Octaves Db-Arpeggio (Db, F, Ab)
2) Muller Rusch - Lesson 40
3) Suzuki - pg. 10-11
4) Theory Book - pg. 17
1) Fast Playing -
- Up and over to allow the fingers to really get down on the string
- Looser fingers to free them to move quickly (Not completely relaxed)
- Smaller bows the faster the tempo
- Moving less from your shoulder and focusing on elbow and wrist
2) Colle Bowing-
- Put your viola down
- Lay the bow in your lap and then grab the bow as if you are about to play
- Ensure the thumb is not collapsing and is strong
- Ensure the index finger is also curved and hugging the stick
- Ensure the pinky is very curved FIRST!
- Lift the bow up and let the LEFT HAND stabilize the bow for the right hand
- Bring the right UP & TO THE LEFT while lifting it up!
- If doing it properly the pinky completely straighten
- Then settle the hand band down.
- Pushups for the right hand for 10 reps up and down per rep.
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