Scales composed by Simon Fischer. For violin. Education. Method book. 201 pages. Edition Peters #EP71908. Published by Edition Peters (PE.P71908).
ISBN 9790577087610. Education.
In addition to presenting scales and scale studies in all keys, this book includes a wide range of related practice material, including: exercises for finger preparation; exercises for smooth bowing; rhythm, accent and bowing patterns; a practice method to develop "fast" fingers; the turning point at the top of the scale; and exercises for shifting.
Scales and scales studies for solo violin - One of the central and original features of SCALES by Simon Fischer is that scales are built up gradually, in order to develop good intonation. Taking this approach beyond that developed by Carl Flesch in THE ART OF VIOLIN PLAYING, each scale is also preceded by studies using the tonic, third, fifth and seventh as their basics. An extensive system of "held-down finger lines" further helps intonation and left-hand stability.