Hello all. I am an intermediate violin student, hoping to be ready for grade 8 this year. I have a few technical problems and I would like some recommendations on one of them.
I have no idea how to navigate the higher positions. I play things up there as sort of a guessing game. After practicing for while I could get things with reasonable accuracy, but if I'm stopped at any point and asked "what note is that?" I have no clue. I would have to fiddle around and think really hard to figure out what note it is.
Is there any course of exercises that someone could recommend that I can go through to sort of build a mental map of the fingerboard?
I have Carl Flesh's scale book, but I play those exercises by "ear" and not very well. I just sort of know what the third octave would sound like based on the first 2 but I have no idea really what note I'm playing at any given time.
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