This video teaches you the first 3 octave major scale that you can learn on the violin and the viola.
On the violin this is the G major 3 octave scale starting on the open G string and on the viola this is the C major 3 octave scale starting on the open C string.
In the video I explain the scale for the violin, but on the viola you can do the same fingering and play everything a fifth lower.
On the way up the scales starts in the first positions, shifts to the third and the fifth. In the last position you have a stretched fourth finger and that's where the third octave ends. On the way down you skip the third position and go right back to the first position.
Tips from Zlata: Click here for a simple scale book and click here for the more complete Flesch scale book I recommend in the video. Click here for a device with which you can check if you are playing in tune.
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