Handout for 2- and 3-octave scales?

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Connie Sunday said: Dec 18, 2012
Connie SundayViolin, Piano, Viola
667 posts

Does anyone have a handout for bowing variations for 2- and 3-octave scales? Not the scales themselves, just the bowing variations. I could do it myself but I’d rather not. A pdf file.

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Sue Hunt said: Dec 19, 2012
Sue Hunt
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Violin
390 posts

Look at Ivan Galamian’s book on scales. It’s a worthwhile investment.

Julio Cesar Anselmo Possette said: Dec 19, 2012
 Cello, Suzuki in the Schools
10 posts

Until adiquirir Ivan Galamian, which is excellent, try to get a list of cells to apply rhythmic variations on the scales and then at least about 5 different joints bow to add, is very interesting.

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Connie Sunday said: Dec 19, 2012
Connie SundayViolin, Piano, Viola
667 posts

Right; I have the Galamian. I studied with three Galamian students. I don’t want to xerox someone else’s published material, particularly something as complicated as the Galamian. Rather, I’m looking for a simple, one page handout for beginning students.

I’ll do one today, myself, if no one has anything.

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Paula Bird said: Dec 19, 2012
 
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Violin, Piano, Viola
Wimberley, TX
386 posts

I am a fan of Galamian too. The summer in college that I spent going through both volumes did so much for advancing my tone production, intonation, and sight reading ability.

That said, I have found that Barbara Barber’s latest edition of scales is just right for those “newer” advanced students. It follows the Galamian pattern of adding the extra notes to make bowing variations easier. It also has the basic outline of everything needed for a thorough learning of the scale key: majors, minors, arpeggios, octaves, thirds, sixths, broken thirds, chromatics, harmonics, and then fingered octaves and 10ths for more advanced students. All of this material fits on two pages per key. I like that. Then she has several pages of suggested variations too. I find that this scale book is a great introduction to playing scales.

Later when kids are more advanced and familiar with scales (i.e., they can play them by memory) and they are more serious about their technique (i.e., they might become music majors), we use Galamian and Flesch. I still like Barber’s book though. Everything in a little package.

Paula E. Bird
TX State University
Wildflower Suzuki Studio
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Connie Sunday said: Dec 19, 2012
Connie SundayViolin, Piano, Viola
667 posts

I use the Barbara Barber scale book, too. I’m really talking about a little, simple handout for first year students. I’m making one now and should have it in a little bit. And two octave scales, not three.

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Merietta Oviatt said: Dec 19, 2012
Merietta Oviatt
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Violin, Suzuki in the Schools, Cello, Viola
Stevens Point, WI
104 posts

I would LOVE to have a hand out like that! I would share if I had one…

Dr. Merietta Oviatt
Suzuki Specialist
Viola/Violin Instructor
Aber Suzuki Center, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
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Connie Sunday said: Dec 19, 2012
Connie SundayViolin, Piano, Viola
667 posts

Here’s what I’m talking about. Please see attached.

Hmm…it’s not letting me attach anything. I’ll add it to my handouts page. Please see:

http://beststudentviolins.com/guide.html#handouts

Will have it on there in a few minutes, first on the list.

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http://beststudentviolins.com/library.html#handouts

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