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First Position Scale Studies for the Viola, Book One

By Cassia Haryey

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Composed by Cassia Haryey. 47 pages. Published by C. Harvey Publications (CH.CHP318).

Item Number: CH.CHP318

ISBN 9781635230093.

This book presents easy viola scale exercises and bowings on the C, G, D, F, E-flat, and B-flat major scales. Useful as an introductory book for scales, this book is also helpful with building tone and exploring extended first position. The book begins with the C major scale and teaches basic slur patterns and easy rhythms. After exercises on the G and D scales, the book progresses to other keys, grouped by finger patterns. Rhythms are taught in 3/4, 4/4, and 6/8 timing. First Position Scales works well alongside Finger Exercises for the Viola, Book One. The book concludes with slow scale exercises for vibrato work and eighth-note studies for speed.

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