For instance, Rode, Wohlfhart, and Kreutzer etudes are a must for every violin player coupled with technique books like Sevcik op 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, Josephine Trott double stops, Hrimaly scale studies, Schradieck school of violin technics and scale studies, Flesch scales, Fischer's books post standard violin repertoire like ABRSM, Suzuki, Trinity Guildhall, random beginner violin books etc.
IMHO, all the above studies will make you good at sight reading, intonation, shifting, double stops(thirds, tenths, fingered octaves etc), bowing techniques(spiccato, stacatto, ricochet, effective string crossing etc), tone production, ornaments etc.
Because no matter how many pieces, caprices or etudes you practice, Paganini's caprices are going to be much harder. In fact I read that even Paganini found his caprices hard that he worked on them for 15 hours a day. So is it worth going into all these following etudes and studies
Dont op 35
and many more
In your opinion, what kind of studies, practices, techniques really helped you in achieving the ability to play challenging repertoire. Please share your thoughts.
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