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INTRODUCTION

.:;iihers have their own ways of fingering scaies. For arpeggios in the keys of E to A, and for dominant
. - :bis in mind, 1 have in this book placed my own sevenths starting between E and A, the following
: Y rnsath the notes so that there is room for an fingering is suggested:
. r~.;iri\esystem to be written above the notation. (3) (3) (3)
: - 2 . suggested fingerings in the bottom octave of the 1 ' 1

- ..::=s uill enable the student to retain familiarity with


major arpeggio
- --: :<>u.erpositions on the instrument. 1 suggest the
. : , ~ j u i n fingering
g patterns for the second octave of al1
. . . - ¡cales. Note that the position moves are the same,
- - A

.:;; h o u g h the fingering patterns within these moves are


~ 5 ~ 1 o u sdifferent ly for the major, melodic and F minor arpeggio
tarmonic minor scales; for scales in the keys of E to G:

E major

BL major
dominant seventh

E rninor melodic

and for the keys of Bb t o Eb, and for dominant


sevenths starting between Bb and Eb, the following:
E minor harmonic

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

major
B minor arpeggio

A minor melodic E major


dominant seventh

A minor harmonic 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 I 1 or GROUP 112 at candidate's choice

B b major'

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harmonic
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2
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1 1 1
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2 o
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B minor2
harmonic

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

A B 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
GROUP 1' or GROUP 112 at candidate's choice

' niajor '

I :rninor '

(; minor2
nielodic

or

C; minorZ
harmonic

.A minorI2
rnelodic

.A minor12
harmonic
GRADE 3: Scales & Arpeggios (cont.)

B minor l
melodic

B minor '
harmonic

D minor2
melodic

D minor2
harmonic

GRADE 3: Dominant Seventh

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


GROUPS 1 & 11

Key of D
starting
on A
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
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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 t o a bow; (c) pizzicato
Arpeggios: (a) separate bows, even notes; (b) slurred as shown, three notes t o a bow; (c) pizzicato
G R O U P 1' o r G R O U P 112a t candidate's choice

G # minor2
melodic

G # minor2
harmonic

D major '

D minor'
melodic

D minor '
harmonic

major
GRADE 5: Scales & Arpeggios (cont.)

t niinor
7

melodic

1- , m i n ~ r ' ~
harmonic

E minorlZ
melodic

E minor12
harmonic
GRADE 5: Chromatic Scales

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

starting
on A

starting
-..n

starting
on E

GRADE 5: Dominant Seventh

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

Key of A
starting
on E

GRADE 5: Diminished Seventh

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

starting
on A

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