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Above the First Position

A Comprehensive and Melodic Approach to the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Positions for the Violin

By Anonymous

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A Comprehensive and Melodic Approach to the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Positions for the Violin. Composed by Anonymous, G. Marks, Jean Rameau, Johann Strauss, Markwood Holmes, Thomas Bayly, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Antonio Bazzini (1818-1897), Franz Wohlfahrt, Lowell Mason (1792-1872), and Russell Webber. Edited by Markwood Holmes Russell Webber. Arranged by Russell Webber. SWS. Back To School. Student book. With Standard notation. Carl Fischer Music #O3807. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.O3807).

Item Number: CF.O3807

ISBN 9780825801761. 9 x 12 inches. Text: Markwood Holmes; Russell Webber. Markwood Holmes, Russell Webber.

This is a comprehensive approach to the second, third, fourth and fifth positions for the violin. Accompanied by detailed notes and instructions for each position, this book is largely devoted to mastering the third position. It builds a foundation for students interested in masterful violin playing and encourages them to study the higher positions further.

  • Playing in the third position on the A string 
  • Waltz Steps 
  • Playing on the E string 
  • Marching Practice 
  • On the A and E strings 
  • String changes, Using 1st and 2nd Fingers 
  • In springtime 
  • A Bugler's march 
  • String changes, using 1st and 3rd Fingers 
  • String changes, using 1st and 4th Fingers 
  • Scale of D Major 
  • The Clown 
  • Scale Study 
  • Joy To The World 
  • Intervals 
  • Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes 
  • First and third Position changes 
  • O Come all Ye Fiathful 
  • on the D string 
  • Dancing in the country 
  • Scales and Intervals 
  • Belgian Folk Dance 
  • Dance 
  • on the G string 
  • French Folk Song 
  • G and D strings 
  • Theme from Symphony No. 1 
  • Scales 
  • Arpeggios 
  • Gliding of the Fingers 
  • Melody 
  • Marching 
  • Shifting with the 2nd Finger 
  • Drifting along 
  • Shifting with the 3rd Finger 
  • From the Orient 
  • Scales And Arpeggios 
  • Harmonics 
  • Distant Bells 
  • English Dance 
  • Etude in B flat 
  • The Diminished Fifth 
  • Spinning  
  • Shifting with the 4th Finger 
  • March Song 
  • Shifting with Different Fingers 
  • Siberian Nights 
  • Blue Skies 
  • Sailing 
  • March in C 
  • Shifting as in Scales 
  • The Minstrel Boy 
  • Waltz In D 
  • Change of Positions on same note 
  • Minuetto 
  • Change on same note, Different strings 
  • 1st Finger Extension 
  • String Changes 
  • Theme 
  • Shifting with change of bow using same fingers 
  • Chorale 
  • Shifting with Change of Bow using Different Fingers 
  • March Etude 
  • Summer Fancies 
  • Shifting to Harmonics 
  • Alpine Waltz 
  • Shifting to Harmonics with the 3rd and 2nd Fingers 
  • Memories 
  • Other Natural Harmonics 
  • Reveille 
  • The 2nd Position on the A string 
  • On the E, and A and E strings 
  • In old Paris 
  • Mental Twister 
  • Old English Dance 
  • Swiss March 
  • Rondo 
  • Connecting 1st and 2nd Positions with Same Finger 
  • Gliding 
  • Watch Your Steps! 
  • Chromatics 
  • Sighing Pines 
  • The Fourth Position 
  • Scale and Arpeggio of D 
  • Long, Long Ago 
  • From the E to the A string 
  • The Wild Rose 
  • Shifting with Same Finger 
  • Scale and Arpeggio in D minor 
  • Romance 
  • Major Scales 
  • Etude Caprice 
  • The Fifth Position 
  • Waltzing in Paris 
  • Shifting between 1st, 3rd, and 5th Positions 
  • Cradle Song 
  • D String Study 
  • On the G and D strings 
  • On the Hike 
  • Tambourin 
  • Short Arpeggio Studies 
  • Millitary March 

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