Introducing 3rd position

said: Jan 14, 2011
 145 posts

I have 3 pupils all about to move into third position.

What is the best way to teach it.

So far I have asked them to learn Twinkle and Long Long ago in third position

I have used a book called Position 3, but Im not very keen on the material they use in the book.

Wondering if anyone has some fresh ideas

Sara said: Jan 14, 2011
191 posts

Fingerboard Geography by Barbara Barber

“What is man’s ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty.” Dr. Shinichi Suzuki

said: Jan 15, 2011
 30 posts

Step by Step, Volumes 3A and 3B
An Introduction to Successful Practice

Kerstin Wartberg found many beautiful exercises and introduces interessting practice ideas.
In vol. 3A you find e.g.

Track 5: The Flea in Third Position (Violin and Piano)
Track 6: Russian Song Through Three Octaves (Violin and Piano)
Track 7: Marionette Dance in Third Position, E String (slow) (Violin and Piano)
Track 8: Marionette Dance in Third Position, E String (faster) (Violin and Piano)
Track 9: Marionette Dance in Third Position, A String (Piano Accompaniment)
Track 10: Marionette Dance in Third Position, D String (Piano Accompaniment)
Track 11: Marionette Dance in Third Position, G String (Piano Accompaniment)
Track 48: The Little Ghost (Violin and Piano)

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