Category: Violin Video Tutorials by Mimi Zweig
Vol. 1A, No. 5E: THE VIOLIN AND BOW TOGETHER (A Major Scale)
A Major Scale:
A one octave A major scale can be introduced at this point using the tiri tiri ti ti rhythm. On descending to the A string, first place the bow on the A string and then carefully place the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fingers.
Then proceed to play.
Practice the A Major Scale with all Twinkle Variation rhythms.
By the end of the Twinkle Variations, all three fingers will be placed simultaneously (in the "PLOP" - see Video No. 6), but until this time, patience with placing the three fingers is fundamental to good left hand position.
Practice the A major scale with all of the Twinkle rhythms as each variation is learned. (See Video No. 6)
The video and the text were provided by courtesy of Mimi Zweig, Professor of Music (Violin, Viola); Director, Pre-College Strings Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University Bloomington, USA Further information can be found at: