I am a relative beginner (Suzuki books 3 & 4) who currently does not have a teacher.
I was noodling around in practice the other day, trying to work on my intonation and I started practicing by going up and down an octave on a single string in whole steps and half steps using a tuning app on my iphone to make sure that I am playing in tune.
I do this with long slow strokes on each string, starting in the first position and then shifting to the 4th position. I have found that it has helped with developing my vibrato, shifting , and intonation.
My question for v.com folks is whether this is a reasonable/good use of time compared to simply doing 2-3 octave scales in specific keys. I don't do it instead of, but in addition to.
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