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INTRODUCTION

.:;iihers

have their own ways of fingering scaies.

.- :bis in mind, 1 have in this book placed my own :Y rnsath the notes so that there is room for an . r~.;iri\esystem to be written above the notation. : -2. suggested fingerings in the bottom octave of the

For arpeggios in the keys of E to A, and for dominant sevenths starting between E and A, the following fingering is suggested:

(3)

(3) (3)

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uill enable the student to retain familiarity with - --::<>u.erpositions on the instrument. 1 suggest the . :,~juingfingering patterns for the second octave of al1 .- ¡cales. Note that the position moves are the same,

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::=s

major arpeggio

.:;; hough the fingering patterns within these moves are ~5~1ouslydifferent for the major, melodic and tarmonic minor scales; for scales in the keys of E to G:

F minor arpeggio

 

E

major

 

BL major

dominant seventh

 

E

rninor melodic

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.ind for scales in the keys of Ab to Eb:

and for the keys of Bb to Eb, and for dominant sevenths starting between Bb and Eb, the following:

E minor harmonic

major

A minor melodic

A minor harmonic

B

major arpeggio

B

minor arpeggio

E

major

dominant seventh

1 hope that my suggestions may help in bringing a greater fluency and understanding to the student's technical awareness.

RODNEY STEWART

GRADE 1: Scales & Arpeggios

Scales: separate bows, rhythm as shown. Arpeggios: separate bows, even notes

GROUP I1 or GROUP 112at candidate's choice

B b major'

1

m

IVL

harmonic

B minor2

harmonic

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I

I

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2

ni

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I

LI

rna

1

t

1

111

1

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GRADE 2: Scales & Arpeggios

Scales: (a) separate bows, rhythm as shown; (b) slurred as shown, two quavers to a bow Arpeggios: separate bows, even notes

F major

Bb major

A minor

harmonic

E minor

harmonic

AB 2176

GRADE 3: Scales & Arpeggios

Scales: (a) separate bows, rhythm as shown; (b) slurred as shown, two quavers to a bow; (c) pizzicaro Arpeggios: (a) separate bows, even notes; (b) pizzicato

' niajor '

I : rninor'

(;

minor2

nielodic

or

C; minorZ

harmonic

.A minorI2

rnelodic

.A minor12

harmonic

GROUP 1'

or GROUP 112 at candidate's choice

GRADE 3: Scales & Arpeggios (cont.)

B minor l

melodic

B minor'

harmonic

D minor2

melodic

D minor2

harmonic

Key of D starting on A

GRADE 3: Dominant Seventh

(a) separate bows, even notes; (b) pizzicato

GROUPS 1 & 11

GRADE 4: Scales & Arpeggios

Scales: (a) separate bows, rhythm as shown; (b) slurred as shown, two quavers to a bow; (c) pizzicato ,\rpeggios: (a) separate bows, even notes; (b) slurred as shown, three notes to a bow; (c) pizzicato

GROUP 1' or GROUP 112 at candidate's choice

C minorI2

harmonic

major

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GRADE 4: Scales & Arpeggios (cont.)

C# minorl

melodic

C# minor'

harmonic

D minor2

harmonic

E minor2

melodic

E minor2

harmonic

9

GRADE 4: Chromatic Scales

(a) separate bows, even notes; (b) pizzicato

ctarting

on A

starting

on E

GRADE 4: Dominant Seventh

(a) separate bows, even notes; (b) pizzicato

Key of F

starting

on C

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GRADE 5: Scales & Arpeggios

Scales: (a) separate bows, rhythm as shown; (b) slurred as shown, two beats to a bow; (c) pizzicato Arpeggios: (a) separate bows, even notes; (b) slurred as shown, three notes to a bow; (c) pizzicato

GROUP 1' or GROUP 112at candidate's choice

G# minor2

melodic

G# minor2

harmonic

D major'

D minor'

melodic

D minor'

harmonic

major

GRADE 5: Scales & Arpeggios (cont.)

7 niinor

t

melodic

1- , min~r'~ harmonic

E minorlZ

melodic

E minor12

harmonic

starting

on A

starting

- n

starting

on E

GRADE 5: Chromatic Scales

(a) separate bows, even notes; (b) pizzicato

Key of A

starting

on E

starting

on A

GRADE 5: Dominant Seventh

(a) separate bows, even notes; (b) pizzicato

GRADE 5: Diminished Seventh

(a) separate bows, even notes; (b) pizzicato

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