It should comfort you to know, that when the world ends, we violinists will still be sitting around, arguing about the proper fingering for a three-octave C major scale. And the morality of shoulder rests...
But for now, let's stick to scales, specifically C major, since it's such a fundamental key. If you start in first position, you'll start on your third finger. But would you, and why? If you play the Galamian scales, like I do, you're likely to start on your first finger for nearly every scale in the book, including this one. Starting on the second finger is pretty tidy for the two-octave version, but is it advisable for three octaves? Now, a fourth finger, that's just weird. What would that be, "0" position?
I threw in the thumb because I fully expect some comedy. Sander?
By the way, this weekend vote idea comes compliments of Mark D. Roberts. If you have an idea, be sure to e-mail me (Laurie)!
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