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By Simon Fischer

Composed by Simon Fischer. Education. Method book. Edition Peters #EP71908. Published by Edition Peters (PE.P71908).

Item Number: PE.P71908

ISBN 9790577087610.

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.

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  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • January 06, 2015 Great resource

    Simon Fischer's approach to scale study is a fabulous addition to other scale methods. This method focuses very much on tuning the notes within a scale, so it's a great way to build a foundation for intonation within each key. I also appreciate that he then applies the...

    same principles to playing the same notes in different positions. I've used this approach with all my students, but particularly those who struggle with intonation, and it has resulted in immediate improvement in accuracy and listening skills. This book is great for early intermediate and professionals alike.

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