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Preliminary exercises for violin and viola to develop the shape of the left hand

Exercise No. 2

Strum, then tap strings with ring and little fingers in the low (first) position. Shift the hand up the fingerboard. Place the thumb in the saddle of the neckblock, then tap strings with ring and little fingers in the high (4th) position.

The purpose of this exercise is to develop a correct hand position, and also to get the student comfortable with shifting from the very beginning. Using this type of approach will make shifting and vibrato much easier for the student to learn.

 

 

POSTURE INSTRUMENT SIZINGINSTRUMENT POSITION

BOW HOLDBOW STROKE INTERMEDIATE RIGHT HAND SKILLSADVANCED RIGHT HAND SKILLS

LEFT HAND POSITIONSHIFTINGVIBRATOADVANCED LEFT HAND SKILLS

 

 

 
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