(based on the Yost System)
- Increases your familiarity and comfort in all positions.
- Develops confidence and accuracy in all positions.
- Develops understanding of what to listen
for while shifting.
- Improves your ear trainings and overall intonation.
*Intonation Training CD-Track 8 G Major
= very, very slow!
#1. Broken Octaves
#3. Octaves in Broken Thirds
1. Relax fingers, hand and wrist.
2. When shifting move arm first from the biceps to the new position dragging
the hand and the finger, gliding on top of the string, never pushing forward
with the fingers.
3. Tune with the biceps before putting fingers down.
4. Get the 1st finger in tune and the 4th finger will
5. Always lift and drop 1st and 4th fingers at the same
6. Know what position you're in at all times...say it out loud before you go.
(14 positions total)
7. Press on lower string more with the bow and keep bow close to the bridge.
Watch Videos of Octaves
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You could also use Kruetzer #24, and almost any great violin concerto or Paganini Caprices.