Books to work on my scales and arpeggios
I went through some free resources and found some books to work on my scales , arpeggios and on third position like introducing the position (third and fifth), sevcik school of violin techniques book 2. Guys I want some scales books. Help!
Barbara Barber - scales for young violinists, scales for advanced violinists.
Was just coming here to make the same recommendation. If you’re still working on becoming comfortable in third position, then I think you should start with the Barbara Barber Scales for Young Violinists before taking on the Scales for Advanced Violinists. And I would do the second Barber book before tackling Flesch.
I'm not a teacher, but as a (2-year) returnee after a 45 year hiatus from the violin, I've found the combination of Fischer's Scales and Barbara Barber - Scales for Young Violinists very helpful. I will never outgrow Fisher's Scales, that's for sure, and I use the Barber book less and less often. My teacher doesn't use scale books or etudes as he prefers to teach everything through pieces, but it's nice to have these two books around both as a reference and to explore.
Buri!!! Holiday greetings to you!
Buri - thanks for catching the typo.
Flesch shows you the range of possibilities with scales. Thirds, sixths, broken thirds, all kinds of fun stuff, with fingerings! Fischer shows you how to get more from the basic three-octave scale, how to work on smoother string changes, how to be systematic about intonation. A great one-two punch.
Thank you everyone ??
Rudransh, also have a look at Hrimaly.
Buri, I liked your term "boeings." I have certainly had enough crashes to qualify.
Happy New Year to you all as well! [79 is not too young to get the Hal joke...]
The last six pages of the Hrimaly Scale Book are very helpful when I’ve been away from my violin for a bit and need to ease back into playing shape. The Flesch scale book is very comprehensive, but a bit too overwhelming for me. My favorite scale book is by Elisabeth Gilels, Leonid Kogan’s wife and a great violinist in her own right. You can order it from Sikorski Press. I also like the Heifetz Scale Book, edited by his former pupil Endre Granat, very much.
Barber then Fischer then Flesch. Also learn the standard fingerings and use Galamian acceleration method, which you can do as soon as you start doing three octaves.