Written by Zlata Brouwer
Published: August 8, 2014 at 1:48 PM [UTC]
This is something I do with my private students a lot. It makes you understand playing in different keys better. You will know what fingering (high or low) to use. Also it’s an easy way to practice scales.
Lots of people are confused by all the sharps and flats. They have difficulties with playing in different keys and don’t know if they should use a high or a low finger position. Do you recognize this struggle?
It’s a good exercise to make the Scale Scheme yourself. Don’t ask your teacher or someone else to do it for you. Make one yourself, play it through and compare it to the key you are supposed to play in.
This is how you make a Scale Scheme:
I hope this video is helpful to you.
Is this useful to you? Please let me know in the comments below!
PS: Do you have questions or struggles on violin or viola playing? Post a comment below or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and I might dedicate a Violin Lounge TV episode to answering your question!
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